This winter has been downright frigid! During the recent extreme weather The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley saw the demand for their services explode. They were providing shelter and meals for more than twice the number of clients that they normally serve. With temperatures reaching 15 degrees below zero, the “Get Youngstown Warm Project” was an emergency response to a critical situation.
The Rescue Mission had to purchase cots to help deal with the overflow demand. They were in desperate need of twin sized sheets, blankets, towels and warm clothes for their residents. Our friends at Ballet Western Reserve and the customers and friends of LaFrance Cleaners really stepped up to make a difference. Getting the word out through the local media, email campaigns and social media, we were able to collect and deliver 6 truckloads of much-needed items to the Rescue Mission.
Thank you to everyone that helped! It’s nice to know that we have a community of people that step up to help when their neighbors are in need.