On Monday, November 14, at 12:00pm (noon), The Rescue Mission will host a press conference at 400 East Washington Blvd, the future site of The Rescue Mission’s new facility. The press conference will serve to officially kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and will focus on growing partnerships between The Rescue Mission and other community agencies serving the poor.
“Although we advocate for the hungry and homeless every day at The Rescue Mission, each year we take a week to shine a light on the issue so that others can learn how they can become involved,” said Rev. Donovan Coley, The Rescue Mission CEO/Senior Pastor. “We can’t keep quiet about those in our community who need our help, which is why our new building and growing partnerships are so important to highlight.”
Coley will discuss the latest developments in The Rescue Mission’s capital campaign, while community partners will discuss their involvement with the project.
Mike Landrum of the Literacy Alliance is one such partner who will be speaking at the press conference. “The Literacy Alliance is excited to continue its education partnership with The Rescue Mission in its new facility,” Landrum said. “Providing adult education to homeless learners is one of many ingredients in the success formula for moving the homeless from dependency to self-sufficiency.”
The media is invited to attend. Photo opportunities available.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is observed each year the week before Thanksgiving and provides an opportunity to help promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness.
For more information regarding National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, contact Richard Cummins at 260.426.7357 ext. 138, or at richard.