Match Day for Milwaukee Rescue Mission

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:
http://matchdaymke.razoo.com/story/Milwaukee-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!

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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!

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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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3 Responses to Match Day for Milwaukee Rescue Mission

  1. Tom Bolton says:

    Donations will be doubled an extra time through February 28.

  2. Tom Bolton says:

    Match day is coming up again. You may have heard of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day event, where local charities receive matching funds for every dollar raised between now and March 19th. The Milwaukee Rescue Mission is grateful to again be a Match Day recipient!

    Here’s how it works. Visit matchdaymke.razoo.com/Milwaukee-Rescue-Mission between now and March 19th and make a donation. All gifts given through that website will be proportionately matched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation based on the total amount raised by each organization.

    But that’s not all – give today and your gift will receive an additional match! To kick off our Match Day campaign, a generous couple who are longtime friends of MRM have offered an additional $25,000 match! This means that TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY, February 27th if you make a gift through the Match Day website your gift will be MATCHED TWICE to feed, clothe, shelter and help transform even more lives of the hurting in our community!

  3. Tom Bolton says:

    Reblogged this on Hopeful and commented:

    Match day again:
    You may have heard of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day event, where local charities receive matching funds for every dollar raised between now and March 19th. The Milwaukee Rescue Mission is grateful to again be a Match Day recipient!

    Here’s how it works. Visit matchdaymke.razoo.com/Milwaukee-Rescue-Mission between now and March 19th and make a donation. All gifts given through that website will be proportionately matched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation based on the total amount raised by each organization.

    But that’s not all – give today and your gift will receive an additional match! To kick off our Match Day campaign, a generous couple who are longtime friends of MRM have offered an additional $25,000 match! This means that TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY, February 27th if you make a gift through the Match Day website your gift will be MATCHED TWICE to feed, clothe, shelter and help transform even more lives of the hurting in our community!

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