70th Anniversary Rescue Mission Event to Support Families Exiting Homelessness

The Rescue Mission will celebrate its 70th anniversary with an event that includes a service project to help people making the transition from homeless to home.

The 70th Anniversary Dine and Dash Luncheon will be held at Hotel Roanoke on Wednesday, July 25th, presented by Skolrood Law Firm.

“We’ll be assembling 300 Welcome Home baskets to provide those moving out of our shelters into housing with items like cleaning and paper products, kitchen gadgets, and more,” says CEO Lee Clark. “The number is significant because that’s how many move-outs we’re on track for this year, a 33% increase over the 200 successful move-outs last year.”

Clark attributes the increase to, among other things, improvements in the Mission’s case management services. In addition to assembling the baskets at the event on the 25th, a major gift to the Mission will be unveiled.

The Rescue Mission started in 1948 as a small shelter and soup kitchen for men. Without government funding, it has grown to provide emergency shelter for men women, and children, as well as meals, clothing, free medical, vision, dental, and mental health care, job skills training, addiction recovery, community grocery box distribution, summer day camp for children, and more.

Tickets for the Dine and Dash Luncheon are on sale at rescuemission.net through July 18th. The event starts at noon, but doors will open at 11:30 to allow plenty of time t for assembling baskets and bidding at a “thrift” silent auction.

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