Surrey Urban Mission has a new home
The Surrey Urban Mission Society (SUMS) has a new home.
After eight months hunting, SUMS has purchased the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store at 10776 King George Boulevard.
The sale was finalized Thursday afternoon.
The 7,200-square foot building will be in SUMS possession March 28.
From there, the society will be racing to bring the building up to the condition where it can be used.
It will require the installation of washrooms and some interior walls, as well as a new roof.
But it will belong to SUMS, which was the best of all options, according the executive director Jonquil Hallgate.
The purchase brings an end to SUMS cloudy future as it scrambled to find a new home from its current location at 13388 104 Ave. where the lease is up.