BALTIMORE, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. Donte’ L. Hickman, Sr., pastor, Southern Baptist Church, the leaders, members and community will have a worship service celebrating the restoration of The Mary Harvin Senior Center. The worship celebration comes exactly one year after the building was tragically destroyed by fire during the unrest that followed the tragic death and funeral of Mr. Freddie Gray. The service will be held: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 7PM, Southern Baptist Church, 1701 N. Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21213.
The Mary Harvin Senior Center is a 61 unit affordable senior housing facility and a community services center designed to restore people as the Church rebuilds properties in East Baltimore. The building honors the memory of a founding member of Southern Baptist Church who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this past January. The Center is the vision of the Southern Baptist Church to provide another affordable housing facility to complement their first development project, The Coel, Grant, Higgs Senior Housing facility, a 60 unit senior housing facility. During the unrest on April 27, 2015, several businesses were looted and facilities were set on fire. The Mary Harvin Senior Center, a casualty of the unrest, was 45% complete when it burned to the ground.