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Boise Rescue Mission sees generous support for the community during hard times

Posted: 8:48 PM, Aug 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-19 03:26:14Z
Last fall, the people who print the fundraising letters for the Boise Rescue Mission suddenly closed their doors.
 
As a result, the letters didn't make it to the thousands of people who give small donations every year, putting the rescue mission into a financial crisis.
 
The Boise Rescue Mission asked the public for help in making up roughly 350,000 dollars.
 
"177 people who had never made a gift to the rescue mission before gave a financial gift," said Rev. Bill Roscoe of the Boise Rescue Mission. "It was absolutely amazing to me."
 
Those 177 people, along with the help of repeat donors were able to make up the money in just 15 days.
 
"I wake up every morning and thank God that I live and work here. I have never seen anything quite like this. I have never seen the type of generosity and support and encouragement as the valley," said Roscoe. "Everything that goes on here is funded by this community so it's a really exciting feeling. I'm humbled and I'm thankful really for all that we get to do on behalf of the folks in the valley that support us."
 
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