The Roanoke Rescue Mission is sending out Christmas cards as a fundraiser and hundreds of volunteers have stepped up to help.
The volunteers met at the rescue mission in the project room to fold, stuff and stamp the Christmas cards before sending them out to different members of the community.
We’re joined by a @RescueMission48 recovery program participant who helping stuff the rest of the envelopes this morning @WFXRnews pic.twitter.com/2SkA3NeTQM— Eric Pointer WFXR (@EricPointerWFXR) October 23, 2018
The money goes towards helping the community for those struggling with homelessness and drug addiction. It will help provide support and housing for the individuals and their families.
“The work is very important. We find that it helps the community for those who are struggling with homelessness and drug addiction. The income that we receive from these cards will be able to provide support and housing for these individuals and their families,” said Rescue Mission Special Project Coordinator Stacey Boris.
The cards are one of the missions biggest fundraisers and this year they have a donor who has pledged to match donations up to $50,000.
“Last year alone we were able to raise $130,000 and we’re hoping for that this year if not more especially with the $50,000 match,” said Boris.
This year they are sending out 170,000 cards this year.
Anyone interested in helping, donating or volunteering for the shelter can call the main number 540-343-7227.