The Rescue Mission has been around for more than 117 years. Thousands of people walk through its doors. But it wasn’t until recently that one of them started working at the Mission.
Dave Ward entered The Rescue Mission in 2015. He’s now a recovered drug addict. In 2019, he took on a role that he said was a message from the Lord.
Every January, cities around the country set one day aside to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. It's a day The Rescue Mission feels is very important.
The Rescue Mission is hosting the first day of the annual Point in Time Count on Wednesday. Every January the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development identifies one day as the Point in Time count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness throughout the United States. The count helps identify community-specific service needs and gaps, access additional funding and resources as well as increase public awareness of the challenges to ending homelessness.
To dispute “some rumors that have been spread on social media,” officials with the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission have shared December census numbers with WANE 15.
The Rescue Mission served over 2,500 free holiday meals to anyone in the community who needed one Thursday afternoon.
The Rescue Mission plans to serve its second-largest holiday meal on Christmas Eve. If anyone needs a hot meal, they can visit the Rescue Mission at 404 E. Washington Blvd. between noon and 3 p.m. on Dec. 24.
The Rescue Mission is set to provide Thanksgiving dinner to thousands, even though the ongoing coronavirus threat will impact service.
The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is altering its traditional Thanksgiving meal distribution because of a surge in COVID-19.
Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the area, volunteers at The Rescue Mission are planning to offer carryout meals to those in need next week.
The Rescue Mission is adjusting its services, including to capacity and meal services, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Each year, nearly 200 volunteers donate their time to help prepare turkeys for the Thanksgiving meal during Turkeypalooza.