Community celebrates groundbreaking for new foster care homes


Almost 300 staff members and trustees of the Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH), Cleveland County dignitaries, supporters, and friends came together on Saturday, September 11 for the groundbreaking of three new homes near Shelby, North Carolina. River Hill Refuge, as it will be known, will allow BCH to provide care to vulnerable children in Cleveland and surrounding counties who need a safe home.


In his remarks to guests at the River Hill Refuge groundbreaking, BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell fittingly referenced the hymn, “I’ve Got Peace like a River.” “This place—this sacred, holy