Lexington non-profit provides Easter service and meal for those in need

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Over the last 15 years, the Lexington Rescue Mission has provided an Easter service, along with a home cooked meal, for those in need of a place to go for the holiday.

The organization helps those struggling with poverty and homelessness by providing food, clothing, household items, and transitional housing.

"I just came out of the tent, off the streets. I have an apartment now and with the lord on my shoulder, I am going to survive," says Lexington resident Kenneth Lear.

With the help of the community, the Lexington Rescue Mission was able to provide meals and desserts for around 150 people Saturday. They also handed out gift bags and bibles, wanting to provide hope for the future.

"For a lot of folks, we are like an extended family and so it's a way for them to be able to celebrate the holiday with others and enjoy their time," explains Development Director Laura Carr, with the Lexington Rescue Mission.

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