Roanoke Rescue Mission to cut eight jobs

(Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The Roanoke Rescue Mission is letting eight staff members go after ending in debt for the second year in a row.

Rescue Mission CEO Lee Clark said the non-profit was spending more than it was bringing in, despite strong donations coming in from the community.

Clark said in order to get expenses back on track, the decision was made to reduce staffing by four full-time and four part-time employees.

"It was incredibly difficult. There were many tears and many sleepless nights. And lots of prayer going on about that. The folks that we have here they love what they do and to have to tell somebody that their job is going away was one of the most difficult things we ever had to do," said Clark.

Clark added that none of the Rescue Mission's programs or services will be impacted as a result of the job cuts.

About the Author: