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Published December 14, 2011, 07:42 PM

GF Mission Needs $200K Before End of Year to Reach Goal

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Northlands Rescue Mission needs to make about $200,000 in the next two weeks to meet its goal to help those who need a place to stay.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Northlands Rescue Mission needs to make about $200,000 in the next two weeks to meet its goal to help those who need a place to stay.

The "Mission Of Hope" campaign raised nearly $500,000 last year.

This year the goal is $600,000 and it has only raised a little over half of that.

Organizers say the number of people needing shelter and a meal has almost doubled over the past couple of years.

"We just let people know $12 will help provide three meals and a night of lodging, which are our core services. It actually costs us about $35 to do everything that we do. But if people just want to make sure people are out of the cold and have food and that sort of thing, $12 can make a difference," executive director David Sena said.

If you would like to make a donation to the mission, you can log onto NorthlandsRescueMission.org

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