In the midst of cold temperatures and snowfall, the furnace at Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Women’s Center has failed.
“Of course this is the worst time of year for this to happen,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox in a press release. “Here in our Women’s Center, the students in our New Life Discipleship Program are working hard in their classes, spiritual studies and life-skills training, and we want them to be warm and comfortable. Since we’re faced with this challenge right now, we need to take the opportunity to replace our old oil-burning gas furnace with a more efficient gas unit, and we need to do it as quickly as possible.”
Wilcox said the cost for the new furnace is approximately $25,000. They’re looking for donations to help cover the cost or even an individual or business to step up and provide the entire unit.
Donations can be made online at www.BridgeportRescueMission.org. Those who might have resources for providing the entire unit are encouraged to contact Linda Casey, the Mission’s director of development and strategic planning, at 203-333-4087, ext. 110.