Fill This Plate

Give the gift of new life — just $2.05

It’s true…it costs just $2.05 to provide a hearty meal to a homeless person at the Durham Rescue Mission—to someone like Shavonne.  You see, 64%, nearly 2/3, of the local homeless population choose the Durham Rescue Mission for help.*

Shavonne’s childhood was deeply troubled.  She frequently saw her father using drugs.  Maybe that’s why, when she was 16, she began using drugs herself.  The end result wasn’t surprising . . .

“I lost everything,” she says.  “My home, car, job.  After a year of being homeless, I almost died from an infection.”

From there — from rock bottom — she came to the Durham Rescue Mission.  “They know what they’re doing here, and I’m so grateful.  Not just for the food, clothes, and shelter, but because they’re teaching me to live a good, godly life. Now my future will be very different.  All I can say is thank you.”

While most come only for the food, we also offer something far better:  the tools necessary to build a new life—clothing, shelter, education, job training, and spiritual counseling.  Your support makes these resources possible, and, by God’s grace, you help get people off the streets, living productive lives again.

But as I said, it all starts with a single, nourishing meal.  It’s no easy job to provide complete meals to over 400 men, women, and children.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. —II Corinthians 5:17

Please send your generous gift to help the Durham Rescue Mission today.

Gratefully,
Dr. Ernie Mills, CEO

*SOURCE: 2015 Durham Point-in-Time Count

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