Eagle's Nest youth center renovations still underway Jacksonville

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:27pm

The old cotton gin building in Jacksonville is still under renovation to become the new Eagle's Nest youth center

Eagle's Nest is an organization formed to help get at risk youth off the streets.

Director James Kimbrell says he and his volunteers have been working to to five days a week for months now, working to get the center up and running.

They have cleared out loads of trash, but still need help when it comes to electrical and plumbing work.

This is a cause that strikes close to Kimbrell's heart, since he was once an at risk teenager.

He is now reaching out to the community for help to finish this project.

"We're looking for five to ten thousand dollars to be able to completely finish this thing out, and be able to have it up and running and where we can have something for the kids to come to where they don't have to roam the street.  Moms and dads don't have to worry about them being on drugs again," said Kimbrell.

Among other needs, Kimbrell says they are in dire need of quality plywood, to help on the siding of the building.

He wants to be finished by the beginning of July.

To get in touch with the organization call the office at (936)-326-9765 or director James Kimbrell's cell (936)-652-2344, or send donations to P.O. Box 233, Sacul TX 75788.

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