TMSG: City Rescue Mission of Lansing celebrates 110 years!
LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) – Lansing’s City Rescue Mission has served people in need for more than a century. It started with Thomas and Emily Dolton, who opened the Misson on Michigan Avenue in Lansing in 1911.
Right from the start, the Rescue Mission focused on helping people. The Dolton’s opened a soup kitchen in the 1930s when the world plunged into economic depression. The Mission opened its first male dormitory in the 1950s and created a safe space for women and their children in the 1990s. Then, about three years ago, the nonprofit opened a one-stop shop for people with substance abuse and mental disorders who have nowhere else to go.
For this week’s Tell Me Something Good report, WLNS’s Chivon Kloepfer spoke to the Executive Director of the City Rescue Mission of Lansing to learn about the story, their mission, and an exciting expansion that officials are currently trying to raise funds for.
Check out the video above.