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City In Ongoing Talks Exploring Options For A Possible Relocation Of Union Rescue Mission

March 12th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

City officials are involved in ongoing talks exploring options for a possible relocation of the Union Rescue Mission. The Union Rescue Mission is located at 16 Gulf Memorial Drive, often referred to as Queen City Pavement. The homeless shelter has operated at its downtown location since 1963- however; the rescue mission has been contemplating a change of venue in hopes of obtaining additional space for it’s an expanded operation. The subject was discussed at length this week as staff of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation met with the Mayor and City Council.  Paul Kelly, executive director of the CEDC, briefed the City Council after having been in regular contact with Pastor David Ziler, executive director of the Union Rescue Mission. The mission site is adjacent to Cumberland’s Amtrak Station and Kelly says that studies conducted on the downtown have considered the tract at Queen City Pavement ideal for a transportation hub that would include a bus station with the possibility of charter service. Kelly said finding a new, more suitable location would benefit the city and the Mission…


10 Responses to “City In Ongoing Talks Exploring Options For A Possible Relocation Of Union Rescue Mission”

  1. March 12, 2020 at 5:27 am, jim said:

    Close the shelter and force the homeless to consider moving out of the area.


  2. March 12, 2020 at 7:23 am, Welchy said:

    Get rid of it, this isn’t 1963. There are no local people there. Give them till the end of year or else sack up and change the zoning so they have to move


  3. March 12, 2020 at 7:43 am, j.r. lepley said:

    if you really want to get rid the problem with the rescue mission,it s real simple.just start passing out JOB applications,i m sure that will run off a lot of them !!!!!!!


  4. March 12, 2020 at 8:01 am, Jeff said:

    Wow there’s two guys with a heart.


    • March 12, 2020 at 8:09 am, Bob said:

      > I take it that you learned to count locally.


  5. March 12, 2020 at 8:33 am, S Faulkner said:

    Nice negative thoughts guys. I just hope that you never get down and out as they say. This Mission does so many good things for an awful lot of people that need some help. Think and investigate before you comment please.


  6. March 12, 2020 at 8:56 am, John T Hare said:

    If anybody at all wants to save downtown and try to get some type of economy down there, then the mission will need moved. It isn’t rocket science. I am sure they already have a spot picked out for them to relocate to and it will not be in the heart of a neighborhood with homes that are owned. I’m all for helping people but at what cost to everyone else? The town is dying. Drastic action is going to have to happen.


  7. March 12, 2020 at 11:52 am, mac said:

    Last year at this time the talk about the transportation hub located it at Western Maryland Station, now it’s supposed to be where the Mission is located.
    I’m guessing that the hope is that if and when the Mission is moved, somewhere not so centrally located, this will clean up the “undesirables” that congregate on the downtown Mall.
    While the Mission is hoping to expand services this is an indicator that there is increased need for it’s humanitarian services. Every other commentor would just like to ship them somewhere else rather than help those in need. It’s a sad commentary on this area. But it’s to be expected. I’m sure that those individuals are Trumpers tried and true.


  8. March 12, 2020 at 5:04 pm, j.r. lepley said:

    wah wah wah !!!!!


    • March 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm, mac said:

      > I rest my case.


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