World Renew opens new headquarters

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Courtesy World Renew

A West Michigan nonprofit opened a new global headquarters in Byron Center.

World Renew moved its headquarters to 8970 Byron Commerce Drive SW in Byron Center.

The organization previously worked out of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, at 1700 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids and a second office on 76th Street in Byron Center after expanding its services to aid people affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

The new building has warehouse space to store supplies for setting up volunteer work sites, as well as a workshop for volunteers to learn about carpentry and construct items for installment in homes of those in need. 

The 31,000-square-foot headquarters was built by Pinnacle Construction and acquired through the help of Kristen Moore, senior associate with Colliers West Michigan.

“This new building is right-sized for World Renew and its future,” Moore said. “It’s streamlined and efficient, with room for World Renew’s offices, supply storage and volunteer training. It was an honor to work with a nonprofit organization with such an important mission in today’s world, and Colliers is always happy to find the perfect space for clients that will help them continue and expand their work.”

World Renew is a nonprofit helping people facing poverty in over 31 countries by providing food security and economic livelihoods. World Renew also works to fight the effects of climate change and to end gender-based violence. 

The nonprofit also helps people affected by war and natural disasters, such as floods or hurricanes, by providing shelter, food and clean water to people who have lost their homes.

Most recently, the organization focused on providing relief for those directly affected by war in Ukraine. 

“We are a unique client with both office space and warehouse needs, and Colliers and Kristen quickly grasped the mission and values of World Renew and looked for spaces that would be right for us,” said Carol Bremer-Bennett, director at World Renew. “Now, our staff will be able to do this important work so much more effectively.”

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