Thursday (March 13) is match day at Milwaukee Rescue Mission, and it is an especially good day to make a donation to the Rescue Mission:
You can enter it now and it will post on March 13.
Thank you to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, which launched Match Day in 2012 to raise awareness about families struggling for basics like food and shelter, and to raise support for the organizations that serve so many of our neighbors in need. Over the past two years, more than 8,000 individuals in our community rallied behind these organizations and more than $4.6 million was raised to strengthen their capacity to serve.
Thank you for generously giving to help Milwaukee’s hurting and homeless on Thursday!
http://vimeo.com/4482583 Good video 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 2013, the Mission helped nearly 5,000 individuals. Here are some of the outcomes that were made possible thanks to donors in this community:
*291,187meals served to hungry men, women and children
*116,634 nights of safe lodging provided
*161 graduations from long-term programs in Safe Harbor and Joy House
*981 professions of faith from men, women and children
*8,902 volunteers dedicated 19,456 hours to help our guests and residents
*19,654 hours of academic education completed by men and women
*25,861 hours of Job Training completed by men and women
*35,486 articles of clothing distributed to men, women and children
* Men in Safe Harbor repaid $10,690 in debts, including child support, back taxes, utilties and more in 2013 alone and have repaid $334,556 since 1997.
March 13 will be a good day to contribute!