Things went very well for the annual Postal Food Drive! The collection of food doubled in size and with nearly 250 meals served daily, the drive gives City Rescue Mission a big hand up for feeding Mission guests. City Rescue Mission is grateful for the relationship built with our community and local mailman, Brad.
When Renee Gerulski had to close her exercise business and start, over she didn’t realize how much her volunteerism at City Rescue Mission would fit perfect in to the plan. Renee who attends Old Town Christian Center in Saginaw is a Zumba instructor and exercise trainer, and also a Chapel volunteer at the Mission. Each Tuesday, Renee and three other women minister the Gospel to the women and children in emergency shelter. Renee offers “Mission Fitness” to families temporarily living at City Rescue Mission twice a month as a thank you to God for His faithfulness to restore her business. Renee’s story was featured in the Midland Daily News where her new business is located. We thank God for faithful volunteers like Renee who literally, bend over backwards to help those in need. Read more about Renee here.
Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan appreciates the community and businesses that come along side to help feed and care for the homeless. Thank you Mattress Firm for your collection of non-perishable food & hygiene items during the month of November & December. We appreciate your care for the homeless! #BayCity #Saginaw
Few people would ever know that Ken Streeter’s tenure as director is documented as the longest for any director of City Rescue Mission. His commitment to help the homeless was evident as he expanded the ministry’s reach by creating several entities that included: an emergency shelter for homeless women and children, Community Village a home for the aged in Saginaw Township with a focus on widows, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission in Bay City for homeless men women and children and most recently, Rescue Ministries Thrift Store in Saginaw Township.
The Rescue Ministries board honored Ken and his wife Karen, who worked by her husband’s side and served as Director of Women’s Services, before her retirement.
Board quote: The R3M Board of Directors recognizes your outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the ministry of City Rescue Mission of Saginaw and to the hurting and homeless of our community. It is with our deepest appreciation that we want to thank you for your 40 years of service.
The Saturday Traveling Golfer’s Club came to City Rescue Mission to present a $1,000 check when it’s needed most. The Summer months put a strain on the budget due to shelters being full, even more so than winter months. “That surprises most people, but it’s true and we so appreciate a large gift like this to help us through”, states Dan Streeter. Frank Webb (2nd from L) leads the group of golfers and has come to be a great partner with us. The men travel to a different course each time they golf which is where they get their name. After many years of golfing together they decided they wanted to give back to their community. City Rescue Mission is one of several non-profit charities that they support and we thank them for choosing us!