If you’re looking for an inspiring story of a community coming together in the midst of COVID-19, look no further than Colorado Springs and the work of Springs Rescue Mission, a local rescue mission serving the homeless population of Colorado Springs.
Since the start of the pandemic and Colorado’s stay-at-home orders, the rescue mission has been operating full-steam ahead, fighting to meet the immediate needs of the individuals they serve, while also taking precautions to stop the spread of the virus. They are providing hot meals, showers, laundry, and shelter day and night.
However, it hasn’t been a solo mission. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they’ve seen the community rally around the most vulnerable — restaurants have donated began thousands of pounds of food and other businesses and organizations have given virus related resources like, PPE (personal protective equipment), hand sanitizer and face masks.
With the help of the Colorado Springs community members and businesses, the shelter has been able to protect their population from the virus and continue to provide the important services they’ve provided to the community for years.
Their Chief Development Officer, Travis Williams shared, “To see so many rally together to care for homeless individuals during this critical time is a testimony to this community. We recognize we’re all in this together. The outpouring from this community to serve their fellow man has been inspiring. Perhaps we can all stretch a little more to serve, offer grace, and continue doing our part to care for one another.”
Click here to learn more about the good work Springs Rescue Mission is doing and how you can be part of it today!
And if you’re looking for way to use your stimulus check to make a difference, consider pledging at the link below and donating to your local rescue mission!