//NOTICE// If you have lost income because of this pandemic and need the services of the Help Center, come during shopping hours and let an employee know your situation and you will be allowed to shop for free while supplies last. You will be asked to show an ID proving that you are a Lincoln resident.
SHOPPING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 1:00pm-4:30pm Wednesday: 4:00pm-6:00pm
LOCATION: 6800 P St, behind Big Lots
A NOTE FROM PASTOR TOM
I want to take a moment to express gratitude to our many volunteers, donors and prayer supporters. As Lincoln begins feeling the impact of dealing with Covid-19, the Mission is now facing some new challenges.
One of them is community support. Did you know we rely almost totally on the Lincoln community? The 350+ people currently housed in our shelters are largely dependent on people’s goodwill. Because that’s where over 90% of our funding comes from.
With events unfolding during the last month we have seen a sizable drop-off in some of our support, especially among volunteers. All UNL students have canceled their volunteer hours, in addition to many other schools. Other groups that regularly help out have also cancelled. And we understand. The threat of COVID-19 needs to be taken seriously.
The problem is, the Mission still needs volunteers to be able to serve the homeless and impoverished. Even more now because demand for our services is growing every day.
So, I am asking for your help. If you can volunteer, know that we are taking every measure to keep our facilities sanitized. We are having our guests help in this effort. The safety of guests, volunteers and staff are of paramount importance to us. And we ask those over 60 years old and those who have been out of the country within the last 4 weeks to avoid coming here at this time.
Here are some things we desperately need right now –
- Volunteers to assist at the Shelter and at the Help Center. Email Beneen Allen for volunteer information.
- Health and wellness supplies, like hand sanitizer, wipes, & bleach… – Can be dropped off at the Shelter (110 Q St.) or the Help Center (6800 P St)
- Non-perishable food, for the increasing numbers of people coming to us. – Can be dropped off at the Shelter (110 Q St.) or the Help Center (6800 P St)
- Financial support, because our costs are increasing rapidly. You can donate online here.
I hope you can help us during this crisis. We will do our best to keep the Mission a safe place for Lincoln’s homeless. Just know we are counting on the Lincoln community to make this happen.