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Government Grant To Be Used To Renovate Raleigh Building

Posted December 17, 2001 3:32 a.m. EST

— Southeast Raleigh will regain use of a historic building, thanks to a government grant.

The Raleigh Safety and Community Club was built 50 years ago. The Branch Street building served the black community as a place where neighborhood service programs were developed.

A $250,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department's Weed and Seed program will be used to restore the old building for today's needs.

"Turn it back into a community resource center," said Cathey Ector of the Raleigh Weed and Seed program. "We'll use it as an after-school building. We'll have our summer camp here, GED classes, computer classes, employment training classes, again as a resource for the community."

The Passage Home Community Development Corp. is working with the program to restore the building.