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Buffalo City Mission issues urgent plea for community help

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 12:30:57-05

The Buffalo City Mission has issued an urgent plea for help providing resources for hundreds of homeless people and families in the area.

Executive Director Stuart Harper reported the Mission has received $270,000 less in donated income, which could affect their Annual Fall Campaign.

But demand for services through the Mission's Men's Community Center and Cornerstone Manor for women and children continue to rise. 

"It's hard to fathom that last year the homeless population increased by 9% and is projected to rise even higher in 2018,” Harper said. 

The Annual Fall Campaign ends on December 31st and represents 31.6% of its yearly operating budget.

"Our concern, of course, is not about reaching the donated income goal itself, but about what those funds allow us to do to assist men and women battling addiction, people re-entering society, and working-poor citizens struggling to provide for their families,” Harper said.

Here's how you can make a donation: 

  • online at www.buffalocitymission.org
  • by mail to Buffalo City Mission, 100 East Tupper Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203
  • or call (716) 854-8181 ext. 429.