Jim Sánchez/ Conexion San Ángelo 

SAN ANGELO – Two years and over three months ago, The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) held a groundbreaking ceremony on their 23,000 square foot property to begin construction on the new Journey to Recovery Center facility. At that time, Bishop Emeritus Michael Pfeifer, of the Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, fittingly offered an invocation. Yesterday, June 20, again Bishop Pfeifer was there as he gave a foundational blessing and placed some metal pieces on the foundation.

“We are grateful that the Bishop is here because he has been involved from the start to finish” stated, ADACCV, CEO, Eric Sanchez.  Sánchez followed up that after the foundational blessing, stating that construction on the project is expected to be completed by March 2019.

Even though ADACCV’s financial goal of $6 million dollars was achieved for the construction work, “We still need to raise another $1 million dollars for an endowment fund which will help to operate the new facility and the programs.” Sanchez concluded, asking for the community’s generous support for this worthy cause.  

Sam Waldrip, owner of Waldrop Construction out of Brownwood, Texas was hired for the job while Gary Donaldson was the architect on the project.

The Journey Recovery Center is located at the 3600 block of US 277 North, near the Roy K. Robb Facility, in northern San Angelo.

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