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It’s summer at the Mission, and we need your help! – June 7, 2018

Warm weather has finally arrived, and many of us are getting ready to take a break and enjoy summer’s best activities… barbecues, fishing, and baseball, just to name a few.  But at Refuge of Hope, our work continues because homelessness does not take a summer vacation.


Though the summer sun is a welcome respite from winter’s life-threatening temperatures, the number of hurting men and women who turn to us for help continues to rise. In fact, this summer, we will:


  • Care for more than 45 men staying at the Mission at a cost of $10.84 per person each day.


  • Provide daily meals and MORE to nearly 275 hurting men, women, and children at a cost of $2.06 per meal.


  • Continue to serve hurting men as Stark County’s only emergency/transitional housing shelter for men.


Unfortunately, even though the need remains strong, giving always drops during the summer months. Will you join the Mission’s Summer Challenge, and make sure that we’re able to keep up with demand for Christ-centered, compassionate care?


Simply give online now, and help provide life-changing support to those struggling with addiction, poverty, or eviction.


Thank you for remembering the hurting this summer. Your support is making a tremendous difference in Stark County!