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Panama City Rescue Mission makes layoffs

The layoffs began Friday, May 1st. (Panama City Rescue Mission)
The layoffs began Friday, May 1st. (Panama City Rescue Mission)(WJHG)
Published: May. 1, 2020 at 3:06 PM CDT
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Due to the financial impact of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Panama City Rescue Mission is having to permanently layoff employees.

In a letter Friday sent out by the group, it said it is reducing its payroll to the bare minimum starting immediately. The group goes on to say this is a direct result of the virus has had on the nonprofit and is not a reflection of the employees.

Although employees have been laid off, the two campuses the group runs (Men's Downtown Mission 6th Street Campus and Women and Children's Bethel Village 11th Street Campus) will remain open as an essential business.

"The PCRM will continue to support the men, women and children in need of emergency shelter, transitional housing, as well as work programs. We will continue to uphold this important commitment to the community as many people are challenged with obtaining stable food and shelter, or employment. As a temporary risk mitigation measure, the PCRM is currently not accepting people into the addiction recovery programs, or allowing in-person volunteering at this time, although we continue to accept people needing emergency shelter and services per each site criteria," the letter reads.

If you are interested in donating to the Rescue Mission, you can visit its website

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