Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It used to be that after couples got married, there was a good old-fashioned pantry pounding to help fill the pantry.
"People would bring a pound of sugar, a pound of flour, all the essentials, so that when they got ready to start their life that was taken of care for them," said Lynn Swisshelm, who works with the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Full Story & Video on WCNC
Help us stock our pantry this summer as we prepare for the busy Fall & Winter months! Also see the story on:
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Volunteers spent Easter morning in the kitchen, cooking up breakfast at the Charlotte Rescue Mission.See the rest of the article and video here. News 14 also had a video and story which can be found here.
The agency is holding an all-day Easter Extravaganza for the community.
The event kicked off at 6 a.m. Sunday with breakfast at the agency’s building located on the corner of Cedar Street and West First Street.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I answered my phone and the gentleman on the other end of the line identified himself as a former client. He told me he had graduated from Rebound 22 years ago and he’s still sober. “I’ve done pretty well,” he said. “As a matter of fact, I’ve done well enough that now I think I’m in a position where I can pay you back. I’d like to know how much it costs, per night, to have a client go through your program. I realize it probably costs a bit more now than it did 22 years ago, but if you’ll let me know I’d like to donate back for my time spent there.”
I didn’t have an answer right away, but I’ve figured it out since the phone call, for you see, this man agreed to give me some time to figure it out and then call back at 4 this afternoon, so I can give him an accurate number. He wishes to remain anonymous.
By the way, the answer to his question is $56.41 per night (based on our total program costs for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, divided by our available 146 beds per night x 365 nights in a year). So a 90-day stay is $5,076.90 (although this is strictly program cost and does not reflect Administrative or Fundraising expenses).
I have no idea if he can afford to donate that much. Of course that will be his decision. But God has reminded me, through him, why I’m here everyday. He still works miracles, through all of us.