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City Mission of Findlay facing budget deficit, may be forced to cut services

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The City Mission in Findlay is asking the community for help as they face a funding issue in the coming months. The City Mission in Findlay is asking the community for help as they face a funding issue in the coming months.
The scope of exactly how many people that could affect is not yet known but in 2018 they provided 20,000 nights worth of lodging, served 60,000 meals, and helped 800 individuals in need of shelter. The scope of exactly how many people that could affect is not yet known but in 2018 they provided 20,000 nights worth of lodging, served 60,000 meals, and helped 800 individuals in need of shelter.

A Findlay shelter dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry are asking the public for a little help themselves.

The City Mission in Findlay is asking the community for help as they face a funding issue in the coming months.

The shelter is looking at a $60,000 deficit by the end of this year and could see as high as a $300,000 deficit should they stay fully operational in 2019.

"We provide three major programs at the City Mission," said Exec. Director Joy Barger. "We have emergency services for anyone who needs a bed for the night. We have a small transitional program and then we have food services for both our residents and community guests."

Barger says they have talked to local and state level agencies and organizations about financial help. However, if they are not able to make up the difference they will have to look into cutting back on services, something that will definitely be felt across the community.

"If we're well into 2019 and we haven't been able to close that gap for our deficit service are going to be compromised," said Barger. "That would include reducing meals; that would include reducing the availability of our longer-term program, our Restart six-month program. The community will be forced to absorb that, so the city, churches, individuals, small businesses, large corporations, we're going to feel that across the board."

The scope of exactly how many people that could affect is not yet known but in 2018 they provided 20,000 nights worth of lodging, served 60,000 meals, and helped 800 individuals in need of shelter.

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