Monday, August 10, 2009

New Blog & New Website

Charlotte Rescue Mission's blog has moved. We have integrated it with our new web design. This blog will remain open for archival purposes. Please visit our website and let us know what you think of the new design.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pantry Pounding

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:


Charlotte Center City Partners

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

News 14 Interviews Rev. Marciano Regarding Our "Pantry Pounding"

Charlotte Rescue Mission is hosting an old fashioned "Pantry Pounding" to store up food supplies for the upcoming Fall & Winter months. News 14 recently interviewed Tony Marciano on the subject. See the video here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rev. Marciano Interviewed by Rev. Chadwick

Rev. David Chadwick, head pastor of Forest Hill Church interviewed Rev. Tony Marciano on 6/7/2009. You can hear the podcast here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Volunteers Serve Easter at the Mission

From WSOC:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Volunteers spent Easter morning in the kitchen, cooking up breakfast at the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

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.
See the rest of the article and video here. News 14 also had a video and story which can be found here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Volunteers Needed for Easter

We still need about 30 volunteers for our Easter Holiday meal, especially for our 12:30 - 3:30 shift. If you are interested, please call or email Andria Tindall as soon as possible to volunteer. You may reach her at 704-334-4635 x214.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Why I Work at Charlotte Rescue Mission

Every once in a while, I remember why I work here at Charlotte Rescue Mission. It’s usually when God somehow reminds me. This morning I got one of those reminders.

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.