Pipe problem could force closure of mission house

LEXINGTON, KY – A transitional house in Lexington for homeless men could be forced to close its doors because of a sewer pipe.

The Potter’s House on North Limestone was partially flooded after a deteriorating sewer pipe broke.

The Potter’s House says it currently houses 11 residents who are trying to get back on their feet.

The home is part of the Lexington Rescue Mission. Last year, it had to replace two collapsed sewer pipes at its Outreach Center.

The Potter’s House says the new sewer pipe is being installed now but will come at a cost of $13,240, an expense that comes at a time when the mission is already stretched to meet the needs of more than 500 people who will be coming to the Mission’s Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday and in addition to the hundreds who come to the Outreach Center daily for food, clothing, and help finding employment.

“We do not want to divert funds to fix this pipe — funds that could buy food for a family this holiday season, place a job-seeker in employment, or provide spiritual care to someone who is hurting,” said Jim Connell, executive director. “So we are reaching out to our community for help.”

Donations to the pipe repair project may be made by clicking here .

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