1105 Johnson County Project Seeking Donations

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By Katie Stinson

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The organizers for a new social service center in Iowa City say they're still a long way from their fundraising goal to pay for it.

The 1105 project will house the Crisis Center of Johnson County, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, the Free Lunch Program, and the Johnson County Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, but organizers says the project still has a $515,000 shortfall to meet, in order to cover the building costs.

They say it's essential they raise enough funds to meet that goal by the end of the year, or the agency will need to pursue a loan.

"The crisis center will pursue a 500-thousand dollar loan over five years. The interest on that loan alone will raise the four agencies' rent by $1,400 dollars a month," Capital Campaign Chair for The 1105 Project Sara Langenberg said.

Langenberg says the Free Lunch program is still scheduled to move into this space by the end of December.


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