SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - One of the Ozarks' largest charities that helps the homeless and poor is having struggles of its own, and is publicly seeking financial support as it faces a monetary crunch.
In a press release sent Wednesday, Victory Mission said demand remains high for services it offers, such as food, shelter and outreach programs -- and the agency is looking to close a $130,000 shortfall.
Fewer people donated last month, directors of the outreach say, leaving them with the monetary crunch.
The agency estimates it will serve more than 20,000 meals to residents in shelters as well as hungry people, provide over 11,000 nights of safe lodging for those who need it, and continue operation of an addiction recovery program. The agency also runs Victory Trade School, a program that aims to provide life skills to those needing them most.
For more information, visit Victory Mission's website at www.victorymission.com.