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Lighthouse Mission bids farewell to old center

50-year-old building to be demolished to make way for new shelter

President and CEO Hans Erchinger-Davis points to a chalkboard wall for guests' goals Feb. 17 at the Lighthouse Mission Ministries center. The longtime Bellingham shelter will be torn down in March to make room for a new 300-bed shelter.
President and CEO Hans Erchinger-Davis points to a chalkboard wall for guests' goals Feb. 17 at the Lighthouse Mission Ministries center. The longtime Bellingham shelter will be torn down in March to make room for a new 300-bed shelter. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
A nearly 50-year-old building in Bellingham’s Old Town had served its mission well, but it was tim

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