Durham Rescue Mission

by PJ Mullen on May 29, 2010

in May 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

The latest nominee for the May edition of the Spread Your Warmth Campaign is the Durham Rescue Mission. Founded in 1974 by Rev. and Mrs. Ernie Mills, the Durham Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose goal is to mend shattered lives by ministering to the homeless and addicted in central North Carolina.

The Durham Rescue Mission originally began as a safe shelter for 12 men, but in time their men’s ministry grew to provide shelter for over 100 men. As the mission expanded their were able to open up homes for mothers with small children, single women and, eventually, families.

The Mission is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They provide food, clothing, shelter, vocational training, continuing education, job placement, permanent supportive housing, and Christian counseling 365 days a year. With the support of individuals, businesses, civic groups, foundations, grants, and churches, they have been helping the needy and homeless for nearly 40 years.

Additionally, in 2006 they opened the Rescued Treasures Thrift Shoppe and Auto Sales in Southern Durham. This unique shop is an eclectic mix of always changing donated items, ranging from art to vehicles and has been a a tremendous help to then in raising funds for their operating budget.

Thank you to Caitlin Perkinson for nominating the Durham Rescue Mission for the May edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about the Durham Rescue Mission visit their website.

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