Springfield Rescue Mission

Submitted by Amber Haywood


The SRM asked the local churches to assist with preparing meals for the men in the New Life Rehabilitation program and CPC continues to respond to this call. Two teams of members come together on rotating months to prepare and serve a meal the first Tuesday of each month.  Each team has a coordinator who has participated in the SRM volunteer orientation, who leads the group with meal planning and coordinating with me each month. We came together to discuss fun meals to serve and this year some of the highlights were Taco Tuesday, Southern meal, Stuffed Peppers and Pork Roast. We continue to take requests from the men in the program for what they would like to have. Each month we serve approximately 20 – 25 men, including staff. We always have enough for each man to have at least one plate of food and often have plenty of food left over. The SRM uses the leftovers for the public breakfast and for Operation SONshine

In addition to serving a meal, CPC has participated in Operation Hope ToteUndies Sunday, donated clothing for the Giveaway Center and had several members of CPC participate in the Coldest Day 5K held in February. We also have members who serve at the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday meals for the public. A highlight of this year was the Volunteer Appreciation Pig Roast where CPC, along with several other individuals and churches were thanked for their continued service to the rescue mission.

This year CPC sponsored a dorm at the new location, for residents in the Men’s Rehabilitation Program.

While serving each month, we continue to be welcomed by the men, learn about their stories and journeys, see some graduate and sadly see some leave the program. Each month we settle in a bit more and this has become a second family to us. Many of those who serve each month are also involved with the mission in other ways and have a passion for the work of the SRM. 

In December, the SRM moved to its new location which has allowed for us to invite others to join us in serving and are always looking for others to join the team. We continue to have several faithful members who are willing to drop off food or contribute financially toward the preparation of a meal. 

It has been such a blessing to serve at the Rescue Mission and I look forward to bringing others to serve along with us. The SRM is always in need of supplies and hands and my prayer continues to be that our service grows beyond a monthly meal to other areas of the SRM. 

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