Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission looks to expand

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PASCO, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission is looking to expand its operation as early as next year.

Since 2007, the mission has more than doubled its occupancy.

They're now running ads to spread the word, in hopes of raising almost $2.5 million to build a brand new men's shelter.

It would go on Third and Columbia in Pasco. The project would cost Almost $9 million in all. Directors say the shelter expansion is long over-due.

"Our facilities have been in place since 1958. We're the only emergency shelters in the Tri-Cities and all the surrounding areas, so it's really time we get caught up to the need here in Tri-Cities."

Local McDonald's franchises are pledging 40 cents of every beverage sold from now until Christmas Eve to help pay for the shelter.

The new project will not only increase the space, but provide caseworkers for guests.