The Mennonite Central Committee is re-constructing their Ontario Headquarters, located in Kitchener at 50 Kent Ave.

To mark the occasion, their holding a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday at 9:00 am.

Executive Director Rick Cober Bauman tells 570 News it will house the MCC’s offices and warehouse, as well as a number of similarly valued Mennonite agencies, “MennoMedia; Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, which is one of the area churches of the Mennonite community; MennoHomes, the affordable housing group; probably also our partner globally, which is called Mennonite World Conference.”

Cober Bauman adds the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union will have a location here, and the MCC’s two thrift shops in Kitchener and Waterloo will be consolidated here. Mennonite Foundation has already moved into the temporary MCC facilities.

The two-storey building is scheduled to be finished in December 2013, January 2014, and will be over three-times the size of the old building, spread out over about 50,000 square feet.

Mike.McCulloch@rci.rogers.com