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Crossroads says thank you to community for support
Crossroads Rescue Mission has seen some changes recently and it looks like it's been welcome. Both centers have seen an increase in the amount of people they have and the community response has been amazing. Jerry Bumgardner spoke with News 5 about the latest events.
Jerry Bumgardner: We've actually had our numbers increase for our conditional use permit in Hastings and Kearney so we've seen more guests immediately in Kearney and here somewhat. So with the increase there's a need for toiletries and whatever, but we've noticed that people have been responding. They see that we have more and so they're giving more. I just say thank you to the community and thank you to those who have really stepped up to the plate. We're just grateful.
Amy West: Because with more mouths to feed that's more people to take care of and it's those daily things like toilet paper, clothing, sheets, things like those that you need.
Jerry: Yes, definitely. One thing we don't buy because all of our food is provided. We don't go to the grocery store and buy things. Some of the grocery stores have pulled together and helped us, but spices and stuff like that we don't get a lot of. If somebody wants to feel so led....
Amy: If you're cleaning out your pantry.
Jerry: We'll take anything! You' be surprised who comes - the chefs that we get there sometimes. A little spice adds a bit of pizzazz to your life.
Amy: Definitely. Tell people where they can go to help out.
Jerry: They can just come to Crossroads there on 702 W. 14th Street. In Kearney, also. Just come on down. We'll put you to work and just enjoy you being there.
Amy: Volunteers, donations, it's all welcome.
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