In August of last year the Topeka Rescue Mission came to our community in critical need: many months of declining donations along with increased ministry services had drained TRM reserve funds to the point of potential program and shelter closure. We found ourselves in need of a strong, compassionate community to keep our doors open.
Thankfully, many of you stepped up. You demonstrated, yet again, that you have our back, and you’re invested in each man, woman and child in need of help and support in our community. You proved Topeka is not a community who turns away in a crisis - it’s a community of people who rally together to help in any way they can. From garage sales to multiple community fundraisers, from social media posts to local businesses spreading awareness, from large donations to those who donated what little they could, within a few months our community had raised enough to allow us to keep our doors open and most of our services intact.