From the President: June 2021

When you’re homeless, it seems like no one sees you. No one acknowledges you, no one speaks to you. You are just a part of “the homeless,” a nameless, faceless group to be talked about but never personally engaged. 

Recovery begins by being treated as an individual, called by name and greeted with a smile. That’s precisely the approach we take at City Rescue Mission when someone walks through our doors for that first meal. Here, they aren’t “the homeless.” They’re “John” or “Lucy” or “Miguel.”

They’re Blanca and her children, whose story is featured in this months newsletter. And ultimately, they’re Jesus, because He said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

I trust God will remember the compassion you show toward our neighbors in need. Every life we touch here is a credit to you. I am so grateful for your friendship and support in this cause. Because of your support, men, women, and women with children aren’t just surviving this summer — they’re getting back on their feet and beginning a new life, with hope and restored dignity.

Thank you, and may God bless you,

Erin Goodin,
President & CEO

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