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The Cornerstone Rescue Mission's Budget Could Be Cut By $75,000
The Cornerstone Rescue Mission's Budget Could Be Cut By $75,000
September 18, 2018

Rapid City Budget Cuts Affect Cornerstone Rescue Mission

Recommended reductions to the 2019 proposed Rapid City would reduce monies allocated to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission by 41 percent, reports KOTA Territory News. The Mission’s revenue would drop from $175,000 to $100,000 if the budget cuts are approved.

The budget reductions, recommended by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, will come before the city council at their September 17th meeting. The reduction in the Mission’s funding is the highest, despite recent increases in homelessness rates.

Lysa Allison, Executive Director of the Cornerstone Rescue Mission thinks that this winter is going to be a busy one as well. This budget cut will force the Mission to reduce transportation for the city’s homeless, which helps individuals attend medical appointments and search for jobs. Cornerstone officials hope that this budget reduction won’t cut unto food services, as the mission serves 500 meals every day.

If the budget reduction is approved, Allison says the mission will go forward with the funding they do have and try to do the best they can. Other agencies and community organizations may be forced to pick up the slack if individuals can’t be sent to Cornerstone.

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