Springfield Rescue Mission Cancels Dec. 23 Events, Suspends Operations Until Jan. 4

SPRINGFIELD — With the safety of its neighbors and community in mind during the current COVID-19 spike, the Springfield Rescue Mission’s to-go meal and toy pick-up event scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 23 has been cancelled. The organization has decided to temporarily suspend all normal operations until Monday, Jan. 4. No clothing or food donations will be accepted until after that date.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time of COVID-19,” the organization added in a statement, “and we pray for the health and safety of those in our local area and for those throughout the world.”