Social Services

Metrocrest Services receives $250,000 contribution to capital campaign

Written by Mindia Whittier

The contribution will help fund construction of a new headquarters facility.

Metrocrest Services has received a $250,000 contribution towards the agency’s Building Our Future capital campaign.

Western Extrusions presented the check to Metrocrest Services at the company’s recent quarterly employee luncheon. The funds will be used to help build a stronger community by increasing the number of clients served by Metrocrest Services, as well improve the quality and reach of its services and programs.

“We are grateful for the work that Metrocrest Services does in this community and are honored to be able to support the building of their new headquarters,” said Bennett McEvoy, CEO of Western Extrusions.

“Western Extrusions has been a long-time supporter of the work of Metrocrest Services,” said Tracy Eubanks, CEO of Metrocrest Services. “Their employees have been here helping us in our food pantry, creating meals for our Sack Summer Hunger program, conducting toy and coat drives, and a multitude of other assistance. Western Extrusions is a company that truly cares about its community and the people here.”

Metrocrest Services, a non-profit social services agency serving Carrollton, promotes well-being and independence through programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. The organization’ programs include rent and utility bill assistance, financial and budgeting assistance, food pantry, employment coaching and transportation, minor home repairs and home-delivered meals to benefit seniors. Additionally, Metrocrest provides programs focused on children including holiday gifts and summer food.

A new home for Metrocrest Services is expected to open in the spring of 2023. It will allow the agency to bring all of its services under one roof, creating convenient access for clients and volunteers alike with the largest expansion the non-profit has had in its 50-year history.

The new campus of Metrocrest Services will be located on 4.6 acres of property near the intersection of Josey Lane and Belt Line Road in Carrollton. A 48,000-square-foot facility will become a hub for all of the agency’s daily operations, including providing access to nutritious food, workforce development and financial literacy, rent and utility assistance, senior services and other programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence.

The campus will also include shared space for complementary service providers to support clients from one central location and a volunteer center for greater opportunities for community engagement. Bringing all Metrocrest Services programs under one roof, the new campus will allow for improved efficiency in all operations, and will house the expanded programs that the non-profit has launched to meet today’s elevated need while planning for the future.

The new headquarters is funded by donors including Western Extrusions. Headquartered in Carrollton, the company is a national leader in the manufacturing of extruded aluminum products for critical infrastructure industries such as class 8 trucks, electric vehicles, truck trailers, utility scale solar power, electrical transmission, and numerous commercial construction products.

In addition to the gift from Western Extrusions, Metrocrest Services has been issued a challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation for contributions raised by July 2022.

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Mindia Whittier