Match Day at Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Thursday (March 14) is match day at Milwaukee Rescue Mission, and it is an especially good day to make a donation to the Rescue Mission:

Thank you for generously giving to help Milwaukee’s hurting and homeless on Thursday!  Good vide here.

When homeless men or women with children are ready to rebuild their lives, they often need short- and long-term assistance, counseling, help in overcoming substance abuse, job training, and much more. Without comprehensive solutions to the troubles they face, they may quickly find themselves back on the streets, without hope. MRM serves this community through three areas:

•Safe Harbor, the Mission’s refuge for homeless, hurting men.
•Joy House, a place of safety and support for homeless mothers with children.
•CrossTrainers Academy, a K-5th grade Christian school for at-risk children in the city of Milwaukee.

In 2012, the Mission helped nearly 5,000 individuals. Here are some of the outcomes that were made possible thanks to donors in this community:

*293,121 meals served to hungry men, women and children

*114,639 nights of safe lodging provided

*140 graduations from long-term programs in Safe Harbor and Joy House

*759 professions of faith from men, women and children

*Finished $1.7 million capital project to renovate kitchen, dining hall & Safe Harbor

*10,509 volunteers dedicated 19,554 hours to helping our guests and residents

*21,110 hours of academic education completed by men and women

*50,233 hours of Job Training completed by men and women

*36,190 articles of clothing distributed to men, women and children

*$323,801.88 in debts repaid from 1997-2012 for child support, medical bills, back taxes and more from Safe Harbor men in the LifeSkills and Focus programs

March 14 will be a good day to contribute!


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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One Response to Match Day at Milwaukee Rescue Mission

  1. Tom Bolton says:

    Ooops, I published this one day early. Match day is Thursday, not Wednesday.

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