Your generosity made it possible for us to have another record-breaking month at Springs Rescue Mission! An unprecedented 444 neighbors in a single night found shelter from the dangerous temperatures last month. Scroll down to see some of February’s most exciting events and stories of triumph.
We are Loving Bigger this year! In February, over 18,000 meals were served out of our Samaritan’s Kitchen. As hundreds of homeless men and women receive food, they find so much more than a meal. They find an escape from their troubles, a sense of community, and workers who are showing them love bigger than their hunger.
We hit our all-time highest capacity of 444 people sheltered in one night during February! Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to open our doors to more neighbors in need than ever before.
Guests on the Springs Rescue Mission campus were excited to have another Feeding the Community event. This monthly event was started by the Food Truck Alliance, and up to four trucks bring hundreds of free meals for guests once a month. While free dinner is always offered in our Samaritan’s Kitchen, the monthly food truck visits bring a welcome change-of-pace and a bit of fun for our neighbors struggling with homelessness.
Tim graduated from the New Life Program in February, and at his graduation ceremony, his friends and mentors described him as a visionary who is incredibly intelligent, inspiring, and driven.
Tim’s graduation verse is 2 Corinthians 13:7, which says, “Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.”
Because of your support, Richard is working and moving into his own home.
Richard’s* wife passed away recently and due to the circumstances, he ended up living with his brother in Missouri. Unfortunately, Richard’s brother is an alcoholic and would often have violent outbursts of anger. Being a military veteran and serving two tours in the Middle East made Richard extremely resilient, so even without a solid plan, he decided to leave Missouri and head to Colorado on foot. He and his wife had lived here previously, and he wanted to return to start a new chapter in his life.
Richard’s daughter is also in Colorado, and when she found out about his situation, she purchased a bus ticket for him. When Richard arrived he researched the Mission and began staying in the shelter while looking for work. Within the past few months, he has found permanent employment and is currently moving into his own apartment. Thanks be to God!
*name changed to protect privacy