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A group of local businessmen with a desire to minister to the needy of Orlando meet at Broadway Methodist Church to discuss the formation of a nonprofit organization.
The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is officially incorporated. Sites during the early years include 919 W. Central Blvd., 225 Boone St., and 211 W. Central Blvd.
A 21-foot neon cross with 10-inch letters is purchased for $778 and is placed atop the building.
O.U.R. Mission Family Home dedicates a 20,500-square-foot addition that includes 114 beds and administration offices.
The Mission agrees to sell the Men’s Home at 410 W. Central Blvd. to the Orlando Magic, pending the location of a site and construction of a new Men’s Home.
Plans are announced for the renovation of the former Parkwood Inn, at 3300 W. Colonial Drive, into a Men’s Home that will feature approximately 200 beds as well as a new chapel and a dining hall.
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