It may sound counter-intuitive at first, but the Roanoke Rescue Mission says demand for its services has noticeably risen since the COVID pandemic eased. And with Christmas approaching, it hopes a fund-raising challenge grant will help it best help those it serves. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones:

Rescue Mission CEO Lee Clark spoke like this week on the Roanoke Valley’s Morning News. Here is the full conversation:

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