Back in November when the Lexington Rescue Mission's kitchen burned down, they had to scramble to find a way to serve the people they support. With cold weather coming in, they had to act quickly.
They were able to find a temporary solution by setting up tents to continue to feed people that came by, but Executive Director for the Lexington Rescue Mission Laura Carr said they needed to find another solution as well.
"During a pandemic, they don't have anywhere to go to be healthy at home. They depend on places like us so they can stay healthy and safe during COVID-19," said Carr.
Luckily, they were able to team up with another non-profit. The Robert H. Williams Cultural Center is located across the street from the Rescue Mission and Chairperson Teresa Searcy says they wanted to help.
"All non-profits are there to serve the community and if we can work together to do it well that's just a double blessing," Searcy said.
The plan is once the Robert H. Williams' kitchen is updated they will be able to provide meals from there, and their basement will serve as a day center for homeless people to stay warm.
The Rescue Mission is rebuilding right now, if you would like to help you can donate online by clicking this link, they ask to leave a note that it's specifically for the fire recovery project.