Your Chance to Help Neighbors in Yakima With a Mission Challenge
The Yakima Union Gospel Mission is hoping you'll think of others this month and make a donation. Mission Executive Director Mike Johnson it only takes $2.07 to provide a hot, nourishing meal at the Mission. He says "Right now, more people than ever find themselves on the edge of poverty."
YOUR CAN DOUBLE YOUR DONATION TODAY THROUGH THE CHALLENGE
Johnson says during the month of May your donation will double. Johnson says every gift you give before May 31 will be doubled through the $40,000 Matching Challenge!
Johnson says your help today "will make it possible to provide the meals they need - plus counseling, classes, job training and Christ-centered care to transform their lives."
IF YOU'VE SHOPPED AT A THRIFT STORE YOU'RE HELPING THE MISSION
Maybe you've been shopping at one of the thrift stores owned by the mission this year. The store Summit Thrift is very popular opening in 2021 at 56th and Summitview. The original Lighthouse Thrift Store on South Front Street and the Lincoln Mission Thrift store located on Lincoln Avenue are also open. A new store is planned on North First Street as well.
THE STORES FUND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS SO YOUR DONATIONS GO FARTHER
Johnson says the stores generate enough money to fully fund all administrative costs at the mission meaning no salaries or other costs come from donated dollars. So when you donate all your dollars go to help those needing help at the mission.
YOU CAN HELP TODAY
You can donate at yugm.org or you can drop off your donation or non-perishable food at the mission located at 1300 North first Street.