FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers community center is on the brink of foreclosure and Friday was the deadline to raise nearly a million dollars. For weeks, we've been telling you about efforts to save the Quality Life Center. The organization mentors at-risk kids, tutoring them in subjects like math, science and computers and giving them a safe place to go throughout the day and after school.
At a "Stand with the Q" block party Friday, Executive Director Abdul'Haq Muhammed said they've raised about $673,000. Now, they're $275,000 away from their $948,000 goal.
Muhammed says they're still in talks with the bank and is confident "The Q" isn't going anywhere. "They are receptive and looking to resolve this in a mutually agreeable way so we are encouraged," Muhammed said. "If you want something, you've got to work for it."
Muhammed said their next step is to seek the donations of neighboring businesses. In the meantime, he wants to say "thank you" to everyone who's helped in any way.