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Bainbridge Veterans Center Still Looking for Home

Bainbridge Veterans Center Honor House
Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 17:15:00-05

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WTXL) -- A veterans center that burned down earlier this year is hoping to find a new home for the holidays.

It's been more than three months since investigators say the center was intentionally set on fire.

The organization Honor Sentinel was just a few weeks from opening the center, and since the arson, the group has been working to find a new place to stay.

"Basically, what we're doing now is fundraising -- raising money, so that as soon as we do get a piece of property -- or they make an arrest on this, we can negotiate about maybe buying this location," said Dan West, president of Honor Sentinel. "We can go ahead and rebuild, because the most important thing is getting this back up and running and open, because the need for it hasn't changed."

The organization is talking with the city's redevelopment officials about securing a place. West said it would be a great Christmas present to finally have a location.

Bainbridge Public Safety officials continue to work on the case. They're still offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804 or Bainbridge Public Safety at 229-248-2038.