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Pasco homeless center won't rebuild after fire

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 19:03:42-05

HUDSON — PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- There will be no rebuilding for a burned out homeless center in Pasco County.

“After Christmas, ACTS is going to be basically no more," said ACTS founder Dan Kolb.

ACTS stands for Abundant Commodities to Share.

Kolb and his wife ran it for more than 10 years, helping thousands of people.

But a fire ripped through the old building December 4, destroying most of the structure and most of its supplies.

Pasco fire officials say the fire appears to be from an electrical issue.

Kolb says thanks to BayCare, they will still be able to feed 650 people on Christmas Day.

After that, the attention turns back to the farm he has on his Pasco County property.

“This is mornings right here, this is the most nutritious plant they have found," he said in his garden.

This is a self-sustainable farm, most of the setups done with recycled materials.

There are fruits, vegetables, chickens and bees.

Kolb even converted an old boat to raise fish.

“We are members of Echo, which is based out of Ft. Myers. They teach missionaries to feed people. Teach people to feed themselves.”

Dan says someone needs to step up to help people in Pasco County and maybe one day, they’ll get a new building to continue what they’ve done for so long.

“We are at a loss, but we know it’s a time of rest,” he said.

As for all the people that relied on this place we are told they have spread out to other facilities and ministries around the county.