Butte Rescue Mission Faces Closure as 200+ Neighbors say ‘NO’
By MCN Staff
March 20, 2017
The Butte Rescue Mission is being forced to move from its location on E. Second Street in Butte as of April 3rd, 2017. A replacement location hasn’t been confirmed and the director of the organization, Rocky Lyons, has been scrambling to relocate the Christian-based rescue mission. The mission is hoping to relocate to the old Madison School, owned by the Foursquare Church for $100,000, but over 200 neighbors have come forward signing a petition asking the move not go forward.
The mission offers emergency housing with up to 50 beds each night and is usually full. The mission also serves three meals a day seven days a week and relies on community support to continue its Godly work. During the holidays, the mission has served up to 3000 meals during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The potential closure of the Mission should raise serious concerns to the Christian community in Butte as to why the replacement building’s zoning request is being challenged.
The Butte Zoning Board is set to hear a request for a variance on March 27th at 530pm at the Butte/ Silverbow County Courthouse.
If the Madison School location does not go through, a replacement location will still be needed.
The mission can be reached at: 406-490-0509 or at facebook.com/ButteRescueMission.
A fundraiser and banquet is planned for March 30th at the Butte Civic Center at 5pm. Tickets are $30.00 each.