Cherry Street Mission

by PJ Mullen on July 14, 2010

in July 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

The first nominee for the July edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth Campaign is the Cherry Street Mission. Their mission is to serve all who come to them in need and to provide purposeful discipleship by rescuing the downtrodden, restoring home to the hopeless and releasing God’s greatness to those they serve.

Since 1947 the Cherry Street Mission Ministries has served homeless and low-income individuals. Their doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing, shelter and other vital services including literacy and vocational training, resource networking and job readiness assistance.

The Cherry Street Mission has been diligently growing and expanding their services to aid those in need. In 1991 they launched a rehabilitation program called Ready For Life. This program was started to help men overcome drug and alcohol addiction, as well as other debilitating issues. In 1995 they purchased another building that enabled them to provide emergency shelter, evening meals, and clothing and personal items for homeless women.

In 2008 the Cherry Street Mission served over 240,000 meals and sheltered an average of over 200 men and women every night. They assisted nearly 300 people in their Education and Career Center, which offers instruction in job readiness, computer training and GED testing. Additionally, they distributed clothing to over 4,500 men, women and children, as well as redistributed thousands of household items, including appliances and household furniture to individuals and families.

Thank you to Sara Graff who nominated the Cherry Street Mission for the July edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this organization visit their website.

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