In the early morning hours of July 14, 2020, one of the resident buildings on Hillcrest’s Lee’s Summit campus caught fire. The building was a total loss, and for the past 17 months, Hillcrest has been limited in its ability to serve as many homeless families as possible. Thanks to the generosity of the Kansas City community, Hillcrest has completed its Rebuild 505 campaign, raising over half a million dollars to rebuild the four-plex apartment building. The building is now complete and will serve 12 homeless families each year. The building was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 13, 2021 with members of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, Hillcrest staff, and elected officials in attendance.
“The fire was devastating in the moment, but a reminder that Hillcrest is about much more than the walls we provide. Hillcrest is about resiliency,” said Tom Lally, President and CEO. “Our determination to rebuild has laid the foundation of success for the homeless families we’ll serve in this building for years to come.”