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Mission opens doors today

Residents have rallied around the Upper Room Mission for years and now they can see behind the scenes.

The Vernon agency will have a public open house and volunteer appreciation today from 1 to 3 p.m.

“People can come and see what we’re really about,” said Lisa Anderson, fundraising director.

Among the services provided are a women’s shelter and access to services such as the street nurse. URM also operates two thrift shops.

The mission provides about 200 meals a day to residents in need.

While at the event, residents can provide feedback on the mission.

“We never get any input on how we’re doing, the things we could do better or the things we’re doing right,” said Anderson.

The Italian Kitchen Company is sponsoring the open house.

The Upper Room Mission is located at 3403 27th Ave. For more information, call 250-549-1231.


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