Community support is still needed for an agency that provides meals to those in need.
The Upper Room Mission is trying to raise $100,000 for a new kitchen facility.
“The mission began its public fundraising for the kitchen last fall and has, to date, raised more than $30,000,” said Lisa Froom, general manager.
Recently, $1,500 was donated from the Louisiana Hayride Musical Show at the Performing Arts Centre.
The cost of the project has increased because the mission must bring its fire system up to code and install a sprinkler system throughout the building.
“The new kitchen project is a need, not a want,” said Froom.
About 250 meals a day are served out of the kitchen
“The demands on our staff and facility are steadily increasing and although our staff and volunteers do an amazing job, our current facilities are very inadequate for what is required,” said Froom.
To donate or for more information, drop by the Upper Room Mission at 3403 27th Ave. or call 25-549-1231.
“Thank you Vernon for your support,” said Froom.