The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity at Springs Rescue Mission! We’re celebrating the fact that Samaritan Coffee at 225 is open once again, plus our guests weathered truly brutal temperatures. And thanks to your support, the campus is very nearly finished!
Here are a few highlights from January and February:
Historic low temperatures hit the Pikes Peak region
Winter weather seems to be especially harsh this year! During Valentine’s weekend, Colorado Springs temperatures plunged to the lowest they’d been in over 120 years. Springs Rescue Mission did everything we could to make sure the most vulnerable in our city were well-cared for, including extending our day center hours and opening other facilities. This allowed us to minimize guest’s exposure to the elements while still maintaining social distancing.
Samaritan Coffee at 225 reopens
We’re excited to announce that Samaritan Coffee at 225 is open once again! Stop in Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 4:00pm for a cup of coffee and food.
This unique social enterprise of Springs Rescue Mission aims to transform lives through job training and employment. Find out more here.
UCCS students hold quarterly foot clinic
In mid-February, UCCS students held their quarterly foot clinic for the guests at Springs Rescue Mission. The group served 27 guests and also brought more than 200 pairs of shoes they had collected during a shoe drive! Guests were thrilled to have their feet looked after, especially during the brutal cold of the weekend. We are grateful to everyone who made this possible!
SRM campus is nearing completion
Just over five years ago, Springs Rescue Mission launched an ambitious capital campaign called the “Community of Hope.” Since then, with your support, we’ve increased our capacity to 450 beds, completed a Resource Center to provide access to essential services and opened a 185-seat kitchen and dining room.
Now, the time has come to put a capstone on this project. Read more about the changes coming to the SRM campus here.
Charlie graduates from the New Life Program
After 540 days in the New Life Program, Charlie graduated in January. Happy tears flowed as his co-residents and mentors encouraged him in this next chapter of life. He is known for being easy to work with, as well as exuding gratitude and joy.
Charlie chose 2 Peter 1:3 as his graduation verse, which says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
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