Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated national crises that existed long before the Coronavirus. This has become increasingly evident by the pandemic’s influence on homelessness.
Though COVID-19 continues to pose unique risks for those already experiencing homelessness, the economic consequences of the pandemic have put even more people residing in Southwest Virginia at risk of falling into this reality. Due to these circumstances, the Rescue Mission of Roanoke‘s team is experiencing an increased demand for its services.
In this Living Local segment, the Rescue Mission Women and Children Shelter Manager, Suzanne Cook as well as Case Manager, Gekisha Smith explain the impact of their shelter and lifechanging services on individuals and families as well as share how the community can be of assistance through donating time or monetary gifts in order to continue to fulfill their mission.