Lexington Rescue Mission in need of donations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  For nearly two decades, one of the safety nets for the less fortunate is this community has been the Lexington Rescue Mission.

Over the years, the ministry has grown because the demand has grown.  A lot of people need help with just the basics to survive.

That’s why ABC 36 spearheaded a donation drive for the mission and employees at the TV station responded with nearly a dozen boxes of donated items like hats, gloves, coats and personal care items.

We delivered those donations to the Lexington Rescue Mission Tuesday afternoon.

It’s remarkable to think how this ministry has grown since Jim Connell and his wife Becky started it 17-years ago after moving to Lexington from Indiana.  They were two people with one mission, feed and clothe the less fortunate in Lexington.

But, the Lexington Rescue Mission has grown into much more than providing food and clothing, there is a program for addiction recovery, counseling, job training and financial help to name a few.

The mission says by the end of this year, it will have served 40,000 meals to people who otherwise wouldn’t have had anything to eat.

The needs are great and that’s why ABC 36 wanted to help.

If you would like to learn more about the work and programs at the Lexington Rescue Mission, make a financial donation or another kind of donation, visit www.lexingtonrescue.org.

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