Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Roanoke Rescue Mission’

Rescue Mission Thrift Store Prepares for Grand Re-Opening

Rescue Mission Thrift Store Prepares for Grand Re-Opening

Hard work over the weekend at the Rescue Mission Thrift Store has resulted in a very strong start for their planned renovations. By Monday the store had already made great progress towards being ready for their Grand Re-opening scheduled for Saturday the 25th. According to Charlotte Anders, Store Manager, new bric-a-brac shelves—made by a volunteer–were […]

Mission Possible: One Million Pounds of Recycling and Counting

Mission Possible: One Million Pounds of Recycling and Counting

It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to donating items to the Roanoke Rescue Mission. The 4th St. homeless shelter and recovery center can use discarded and not-so-glad rags, not to mention worn out and stained clothes – even those garments with missing buttons, and broken snaps and busted zippers. That’s because […]

“Blitz” Makeover Planned for Rescue Mission’s Thrift Shop

“Blitz” Makeover Planned for Rescue Mission’s Thrift Shop

These tough economic times mean belt-tightening for almost everyone, and for non-profits like the Roanoke Rescue Mission, scrutinizing the budget is an ever-increasing challenge in the effort to maintain day to day operations. The Rescue Mission’s Thrift Shop, located directly across from the Mission itself, is due to undergo a much-needed upgrade which will take […]

Rescue Mission Art Show Features Wide Variety of Talent

Rescue Mission Art Show Features Wide Variety of Talent

For the past five years the Roanoke Rescue Mission has held a juried art show, with the winning entries donated to the shelter’s permanent art collection. Last weekend’s awards ceremony featured nine winning entries, as chosen by curator Alison Hall, an art instructor at Hollins University.  Twenty-two artists entered 56 pieces, which were then whittled […]

Rescue Mission Hails Volunteers

Rescue Mission Hails Volunteers

Any organization that depends on volunteers is likely to show its appreciation for them and the Rescue Mission is no exception. A recent Sunday—Valentine’s Day to be exact—was a day of celebration when volunteers were recognized and given a tour of the Mission’s new medical clinic. “O Happy Day” was the theme of the event.  […]

2nd Helpings Gallery Features Art Competition Winners

2nd Helpings Gallery Features Art Competition Winners

The artwork of three winners in The Rescue Mission’s Fourth Annual Art Collection Competition 2009 was featured at an artist reception held at “2nd Helpings Gallery” on Saturday, March 6.  Music was provided by Dan Chitwood’s band. “Feather” Photography by Barry Wolfe, “Spring at Creekside” Pastel by Mary Anne Meador and “Mama’s Boys” Acrylic by […]

Free Clinic Dedicated at Mission

Free Clinic Dedicated at Mission

The Rescue Mission celebrated the accomplishments of key volunteers and dedicated the Dr. G. Wayne Fralin Free Clinic for the Homeless last Sunday. The new 7,300 sq. ft. clinic, located on-site at the Rescue Mission, combines and expands three free clinics for the Homeless (medical, psychiatric, and dental) into one facility. This allows them to […]

Drumstick Dash a Record Breaker

Gobble, gobble. Stomp, stomp.  The 4th annual Drumstick Dash roared through the streets of downtown Roanoke on Thanksgiving Day to raise money for the Roanoke Rescue Mission.  The official “Turkey” of the race, Kevin Spencer, encouraged the 7,582 runners and walkers in the 5K race to “eat more chicken.” The turnout was a 40% increase […]

Drumstick Dash Helps Bring Thanksgiving to Less Fortunate

Drumstick Dash Helps Bring Thanksgiving to Less Fortunate

The American tradition of Thanksgiving revolves around a lavish meal, usually with turkey as the centerpiece, and in most families a special prayer of thanks is offered prior to gathering around the table. For those not as fortunate, organizations in the area including the Roanoke Rescue Mission, Roanoke Area Ministries (RAM), and Local Office of […]

“Blast” is a Welcome Project

“Blast” is a Welcome Project

Some 800 children received donated school supplies Monday night during the Roanoke Rescue Mission’s “Back to School Blast” in southeast.  “We are grateful to have been able to help so many children and families through the generosity of the entire community, collecting back packs and school supplies,” said Lee Clark, Director of Development & Administration […]



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