Because of you, our guests know they’re cared for. A warm, safe bed, piping hot meals, and Christian care let them know they matter, they are seen, and they are loved. Your support has even made it possible for five more guests to come to faith! Take a look at some of our recent highlights below, plus read Greg’s story of giving back to the Mission.
Socks are one of the most-requested items. As volunteer Sharon said, “I don’t think I’ve ever had a shift where someone didn’t request socks.” In September, we received thousands of pairs of socks from Bombas. These socks are specifically made for people struggling with homelessness and are antimicrobial, specially reinforced, and able to stand up to continued wear. They’re also known for being incredibly comfortable. Our guests were thrilled, and a few even came back to tell us how wonderful these socks are.
Our campus is changing! The Supportive Family Services (SFS) warehouse and store has been moved to its new location at 111 W Las Vegas. This allows the old building to be converted into a new emergency shelter which will house 150 new beds before the end of the year.
Five guests were baptized this month! Toni, Noah, Abigail, Broderick, and David all chose to make public professions of faith in Christ and were baptized by our campus chaplain.
Greg was a guest last year. This year, he’s giving back.
When most guests of the Mission leave, we do not hear from them again. However, this month we were blessed when a previous guest stopped by to give us an update on how he is doing. He also wanted to thank us for helping him get back on his feet.
Last year Greg* fell on hard times and had nowhere to turn, so he was referred to Springs Rescue Mission. He used his time at the Mission to return to college and finish a program in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology. Greg was so excited to have a full-time HVAC job in Denver making over $30 per hour! He says he could never have done it without the encouragement of the SRM staff. None of this would have been possible without your support, and because of your generosity, his needs were cared for during the darkest time of his life.
It was important to Greg to come in and personally thank volunteers and neighbors like you for helping him overcome a dark time in his life. Now that Greg is in a place where he’s comfortable, he wants to give back to the Mission and help others who face a similar struggle.
*name changed to protect privacy