Kitsap Rescue Mission launches crowdfunding campaign

Phase 1 goal is to raise $500,000

In an effort to keep their overnight shelter open, Kitsap Rescue Mission has launched a crowdfunding campaign, asking the Kitsap community to help raise money for building repairs.

The “Bring Them In” campaign offers participants the chance to form a fundraising team, set a goal for what each team wants to accomplish, create a fundraising event such as auctions and bake sales and also offers users the ability to upload pictures to share their project, according to a KRM press release.

“Kitsap County’s only year-round homeless shelter was shut down on Oct. 14 for fire safety concerns,” the release states. “Our homeless shelter has a place for the winter at the Salvation Army, but once they close on March 14, without the needed upgrades (Phase 1), there is nowhere for them to go.”

“To renovate the building housing the shelter we need a new roof, a sprinkler system, plus whatever has to be installed before the sprinkler system is in place. We need community help to get the overnight shelter reopened before March 14, 2020.”

Kitsap Rescue Mission’s Phase 1 goal is to raise $500,000. As of Wednesday, Oct. 30, donations totaled just under $20,000. To participate in Bring Them In, visit crowdrise.com/BringThemIn.

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