The Mission in the News

Jul 23, 2012

Effects of Heat Wave Can Be Brutal on the Needy in Rock River Valley

ROCKFORD — Without air-conditioning, Bobbie Burl felt herself growing sick during this summer’s heat wave.


As Burl ate lunch Thursday with her friend Denise Pittman at the Rockford Rescue Mission, they were relieved overnight rain had cooled the day somewhat and brought temporary relief from a record-setting pace of 90-plus degree days....


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