Longview, TX — Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is expanding its services from Longview to Tyler, Executive Director Eric Burger said Tuesday.
“We’ve actually been working with the homeless there for some time, trying to help them access resources within that community and, when necessary, bringing them to our shelter here,” Burger said. “This is a more organized and official effort to start a satellite site there.”
A group of concerned Tyler residents, calling themselves Committee for a Rescue Mission for Tyler, has approached Burger seeking his assistance and advice, he said.
“One thing we feel is very important, and which we want people in Longview to be aware of, is that all the money to start the Tyler location is being raised by people in Tyler,” Burger said. “The funds that are donated in Longview stay here, to help people in this community.”
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