Rescue Mission Awarded COVID-19 Community Support Fund Grant

The Rescue Mission was one of seven Syracuse-area nonprofits to receive funding in the first round of grants from the COVID-19 Community Support fund.

The COVID-19 Community Support Fund was established by The Central New York Community Foundation, in partnership with United Way of Central New York, Allyn Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County to support nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rescue Mission has closed all donation centers, Thrifty Shopper, and 3fifteen stores, in the interest of community safety and following the proclamation by the governor of New York State, there is no timeline for reopening. The Thrifty Shopper and 3fifteen stores provide over 60% of the organization’s operating revenue through the sales of clothing and goods. The funding received from the COVID-19 Community Support Fund provides needed funding during this unprecedented time to help with this loss of revenue.

Funding from the COVID-19 Community Support Fund will support the operation of the Rescue Mission’s Crossroads Adult Home, a NYS-licensed adult care facility for men in Syracuse during the pandemic.