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Financial challenges plague MERCI Center

By Aaron Moore
Published in News on July 7, 2011 1:46 PM

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Volunteer Erin West shows a piece of baby clothing to Footprints program coordinator Becky Minchew at the MERCI Center while sorting through children's clothes to give to local needy families. The facility, which helps people in need and provides disaster relief, is scheduled for closure at the end of the summer.

Although volunteers at the Marion Edwards Recovery Center Initiatives in Rosewood said the center's Footprints summer camp is bigger and better than ever, MERCI's financial hardships have become too much to ignore. After almost 11 years of mission work...

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