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The Rescue Mission To Host 7th Annual Charis House Gala

The Rescue Mission will host the 7th Annual Charis House Gala live and silent auction to benefit Charis House, the Mission’s shelter for homeless women and children. This year’s theme is “Lighting Up Lives through Real Change”.

The event will take place at Mirro Conference & Event Center (10622 Parkview Plaza Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46845) and will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The community is invited to come and enjoy an action-packed evening featuring appetizers, dinner, and the opportunity to bid on many live and silent auction items. Guests will also get a glimpse into what makes Charis House special, with a focus on the onsite childcare ministry, Chara 10:14.

This event is made possible in part through the support of area sponsors, including Adrian Medical, Ambassador Enterprises, Ash Brokerage, Brotherhood Mutual, Phillips Financial, Sweetwater, Pizza Hut, iAB Financial Bank, and Vera Bradley.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Charis House and its onsite childcare ministry. Individual tickets are available for $75. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Attire is semi-formal. To purchase tickets, contact Leesa Huston at 260-426-7357 ext. 136 or visit For corporate sponsorship information, please contact Laurie Brumbaugh at 260-426-7357 ext. 129.

About The Rescue Mission

Key Ministries:
The Rescue Mission is comprised of four subsidiary programs in Fort Wayne:

Life House (52+ beds): Immediate Housing Program provides basic needs and spiritual support to men facing a homeless crisis. Community Meals Program provides three nutritious meals daily to its residents and to the public. Meals are served at 7 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. daily.

Restoration House (40+ beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of men facing a homeless crisis.

Charis House (78 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of women and children facing a homeless crisis.

Treasure House: The Rescue Mission’s thrift store (formerly known as Bargains Galore).

Proceeds from the store help to fund The Rescue Mission’s programs.

About The Rescue Mission

After more than 100 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches, and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit