In the midst of the COVID-19 virus making headlines across the world, a reporter from USA Today recently asked Denver Rescue Mission President/CEO, Brad Meuli how the Mission would be impacted by the potential threat of a coronavirus outbreak in our city.
In the photo: A guest stands in the courtyard of the Lawrence Street Community Center, where guests receive emergency services such as meals and shelter, as well as access to clean restrooms, showers and laundry services to promote better hygiene, a critical concern due to the coronavirus threat.
Meuli was quoted in the article saying that Mission staff are dedicated and committed to helping meet needs in our community every single day, not just during this time. He went on to say that Mission staff members generally face a very real possibility of getting sick in this line of work, but that doesn’t stop us from continually serving our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
Our dedicated Mission staff serve our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness every day thanks to our community of supporters and volunteers.
Read the full USA Today article for more details.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has created a special landing page where residents can get updates, health/prevention tips and access links to other coronavirus related resources.
As we focus on our core services during this time, we urgently need volunteers to help us serve meals to our guests and program participants. Please sign up today if you are healthy, under 65 years old and do not have respiratory issues or other health issues.
We’re dedicating resources and finances toward providing services that help protect our homeless neighbors during this time. As we respond to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need your help to continue to be available for those in need. Will you join us in this fight?
Donations of food and supplies are still urgently needed. We are currently low on toilet paper and hygiene products. If you can donate these items, you can safely and easily drop them off at our Ministry Outreach Center, a drive-up and drop-off location.