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Volunteers help clean MRM Shelter, accepting hot meals for those in need

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The Montana Rescue Mission Shelter in downtown Billings continued to dry out on Wednesday after two million gallons of water leaked into the building over the weekend.

Volunteers helped clear out items throughout the day for this weekend's upcoming sale at both the Heights and West End MRM's.

Tenants in the men's shelter were able to return to the building Tuesday night after moving temporarily into the administration building.

The cost to clean up and dry the Men's Shelter is roughly $7,000 dollars each day, but the building's long term future is unclear.

"We've thought about the contingencies and put plans in place," said Denise Smith, MRM's Public Relations Director. "What it all comes down to is evaluating the cost of bringing online to the cost of maintaining the building versus how much it would cost if we do have to demolish it, I don't know. At this point, it's a lot of unanswered questions."

Saturday's sale runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both the West End and Heights location.

The Mission is also looking for the public's help to serve hot, ready meals for more than 100 people.

Call 294-7935 to find out how you can help.


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