| Latest Auckland News | Sunday July 29 2012 15:27
The Auckland City Mission is struggling to keep up with high user demand during the winter months.
An influx of users of the Mission's services is putting pressure on the charity, and currently it is behind budget by $100,000.
Mission spokesperson Diane Robertson says at this time of year many people require medical services and help to pay electricity bills.
"The reality is that everybody's finding it very tight. The retail market is finding it tight, businesses are finding it hard but at the end of the day the City Mission is where people turn to when they are really desperate and I think like everybody else we're finding it hard to meet people's needs."
Ms Robertson says they are worried services may be compromised as a result of the current lack of funds.
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