Rescue Mission

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The Syracuse Area Rescue Mission opened the doors today on a brand new and improved facility, which can benefit residents and improve their futures.  It’s left many of the current residents in awe.


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The Rescue Mission broke ground Wednesday on a new $5.8 million expansion project to remodel its food service center in Syracuse.  The much-needed upgrade has been about two years in the making.  With lines often out the door, the additional space is designed to serve more meals to people and cut down on wait times. 

Carolyn Hendrickson with the Rescue Mission is ready to help the growing need for meals and housing.

"This project in particular is near and dear to my heart.  I'm so excited to see us at this juncture and seeing the project come to fruition."

Scott Willis / WAER News

A major renovation and expansion of the Rescue Mission’s food services center got a big boost Wednesday from Key Bank.  They’re donating $200,000 toward the $6.5 million project that will double the size of the facility.   Chair of the Rescue Mission Capital Campaign David Allyn says the donation will help provide much needed updates.

"It doesn't have burners in the back, so what they've been working with for decades is incredible.  It is very much needed, and we're excited about the opportunity to serve all these meals in a dignified way."

Scott Willis / WAER News

Many families in Syracuse may take eating a meal together for granted.  But for those facing hardship, eating as a family may not always be an option. At the Rescue Mission, CEO Alan Thornton says this sparked an idea to expand their food center.

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  Around 6000 men, women and children were homeless at one point or another in our community in 2012…and the Syracuse Rescue Mission is spending this week to raise awareness.  

Chris Bolt

A Rescue Mission Thrifty Shopper store opened its doors today in the Westvale Plaza to try to raise money and support for the local needy.