Boise Rescue Mission: 'Financial Crisis is Past' 

click to enlarge Boise Rescue Mission CEO Rev. Bill Roscoe: “We’ve never had to turn to a bank for a loan, and we’re going to do everything we can to avoid that.” - SARAH PETSHONEK
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  • Boise Rescue Mission CEO Rev. Bill Roscoe: “We’ve never had to turn to a bank for a loan, and we’re going to do everything we can to avoid that.”


Two weeks after going public with news of what they called a "crucial cash deficit," officials at the Boise Rescue Mission announced Monday "the amazing people of the Treasure Valley have answered our call for help." 

On Aug. 1, Mission CEO Rev. Bill Roscoe said, "we're  not crying wolf," adding that the faith-based nonprofit was running a $350,000-plus deficit after its 2015 holiday solicitations were never mailed. Roscoe said a mailing house subcontractor declared bankruptcy, turned off the lights and left nearly 50,000 appeal letters unmailed in its warehouse.

"That's our life blood," Roscoe said at the time. "It's not as if we have a collection plate."

Roscoe said Monday a "generous outpouring of support" had put the crisis in the mission's rear-view mirror.

“This is the most generous community on the face of the earth," he said. "I cannot possibly express in words the sincere appreciation we have for the support that we have received these past 14 days. While ‘Thank you' seems inadequate, it’s the best that I can say.” 

The Boise Rescue Mission serves nearly 1,000 meals per day and provides overnight shelter to more than 375 men, women and children each evening.



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