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Cold weather means more demand at Springs Rescue Mission

Posted: 8:42 PM, Oct 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-12 00:22:46-04
Springs Rescue Mission

COLORADO SPRINGS — Springs Rescue Mission said 475 people sought shelter at their facility Wednesday night. It's the most people they've ever sheltered.

Maximum capacity at the shelter is 475.

Chief Development Officer Travis Williams said when the shelter sees greater need it takes effort from the whole community to make it happen.

"Around here we kind of call it 'loving bigger.' We're stretching just a little bit more, stretching ourselves to make sure anybody who needs shelter can find shelter," Williams said.

Williams also said the Rescue Mission is constantly looking at ways to improve services, and how to best serve the Colorado Springs community.

Thursday, volunteers helped to take care of some big projects at the Rescue Mission.

Convoy of Hope partnered with Mechanical Services Contractors of America, which is holding a conference in Colorado Springs this weekend.

Along with helping put together meals, the group helped build a new fence, painted inside, and put up new signs.

The Rescue Mission said they accomplished things that would normally take several weeks in just a few hours.