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Wyoming Rescue Mission seeing increase in numbers

Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 3:35 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Rescue Mission has seen a significant change in the amount of people utilizing their services. From June to July, they saw a 67 percent increase in minors alone, coming with their parents to receive assistance from the organization.

“Of the adults that we’re helping, 40 percent are with us because of unemployment and/or job related issues,” said Jenny Stedillie, the marketing and event coordinator for Wyoming Rescue Mission.

Wyoming Rescue Mission is going through about 16 gallons of milk, 90 dozen eggs, and between two to three hundred pounds of produce each week. The organization is currently serving as many people during lunch hours as they used to served at dinner.

“Gas, groceries, homes, energy, vehicles, they key items to the basic financial life of most Americans. Everything is going up again. It’s getting expensive to live,” said Stedillie.

The mission currently has enough space and resources to accommodate those who need assistance. They say the community can continue to support them through monetary donations and bringing food products to their main location. With the increase in children, the mission is appreciative of school supplies as well.

“We are also blessed to live in a community that the school district provides our school supplies again this year for students, but we do have a lot of kiddos with us right now and so backpacks, you know, would be appreciated,” said Stedillie.

Wyoming Rescue Mission says they are thankful for all the community support they continue to receive to give these people a safe and comfortable place.

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