Posted: Nov 5, 2012 4:44 PM by Katy Harris
Updated: Nov 5, 2012 6:07 PM
BUTTE- Two Butte non-profit organizations are receiving financial help to serve those in need this holiday season.
Town Pump will match up to $50,000 in grants for the Butte Emergency Food Bank and Butte Rescue Mission
The 11th annual Town Pump Food Bank Fundraiser is in it's last month of fundraising for the season.
That amount of money will be split between the two non-profit organizations.
This is the 2nd biggest fundraiser every year for the Butte Rescue Mission.
The money will go towards providing food, shelter and hygiene kits to those in need.
"A lot of our friends and neighbors are going with out. They don't have food to eat and it can be someone that you know and for situations beyond their control they just don't have anything to eat. We also saw a need for food banks and money," says Paula Ruark, Director of Town Pump Hotel Division Sales and Marketing.
She adds that, "They get a lot of donations of non-perishable food items but they also need money to keep their doors open and to buy fruits and vegetables and bread and dairy."
Butte Rescue Mission Executive Director Rachel Freeman says, "The fact that so many people are struggling these days, it brings the ability for us to stretch those resources just a little bit more. It's definitely a huge blessing for what it is that we do."
Town Pump will continue to fundraiser for Butte organizations through November 30th.
You can make a direct donation to the Butte Rescue Mission or Butte Emergency Food Bank.
You can also make a donation at all Town Pump locations and make a donation through November 30th.