Springfield Rescue Mission

Submitted by Amber Haywood

www.hope4springfield.org

CPC continues to support the Springfield Rescue Mission preparing meals for the men in the New Life Rehabilitation program. CPC responded to this call in 2014 and 2 teams of members dedicate their time and are committed to preparing and serving a meal the first Tuesday of each month. Ruby Gasque and Eliz Tongue serve as coordinators. They have participated in the SRM volunteer orientation and lead their groups with meal planning and coordinating with me each month. We served delicious meals, many with themes and honor the requests of the residents as often as possible. Each month we serve approximately 20 – 25 men, including staff. We continue to build relationships with men who have been in the program for a while and enjoy getting to know the new men who enter the program. We praise God that He always provides and the men are provided plenty of food. The SRM uses the leftovers for the public breakfast and for Operation SONshine.

In addition to serving a meal, CPC donated for Undies Sunday and donated clothing for the Giveaway Center. Many of those who serve each month continue to be involved with the mission in other ways and have a passion for the work of the SRM.

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. My prayer is that our service grows beyond a monthly meal to other areas of the SRM.