Today the staff of Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan gathered to reflect on 2016, look forward to 2017, and to enjoy some team-building fun. Along with an informative speaker, Mr. Terry Lodico, and special surprise guest, Sammy from the Saginaw Spirit, we celebrated Ken Streeter’s 40 years of ministry! Thank you for your prayers for our staff as we enter a new year to help the hurting and homeless!
City Rescue Mission staff said farewell to one of its Emergency Shelter pillars. Barbara Fleming, affectionately known as “Ms. Barb”, retired after 23 years of service to the homeless. The Mission staff and Barb’s family and friends, gathered to share fond and fun-filled memories about her years of employment. Barb shared how full her life has been as a result of working at the Mission. She plans to return as a volunteer with the Mission Auxiliary and in the Mission gift shop. #R3MMinistries #Saginaw
The Saginaw Michigan Chamber of Commerce awarded Ken Streeter, Director Emeritus for Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan, the Community Impact Award. The award is an inaugural award that will be presented to leaders in the non-profit sector who have made a significant impact in the community and region at large. It was an honor for Ken to be the first of many to follow.
Ken received the award because of his passionate commitment to the homeless and elderly for over forty years. It was said of Ken “His ability to recognize and meet the needs of others has served the community well. Ken’s leadership and vision has grown City Rescue Mission from an organization with one employee and a $40,000 annual budget into Rescue Mission of Mid-Michigan, an organization with four divisions, more than 100 employees and an annual budget that exceeds $4 million.” Ken Streeter was nominated by Michigan State Senator, Ken Horn.
Barb Fleming, affectionately known as “Mrs. Barb,” was recently recognized for 20 years of service at City Rescue Mission. Barb has been a constant presence in the Women’s Shelter since she first became a part of the Rescue Ministries staff. Now, working part time, Barb enjoys seeing lives turned around as a result of attending the daily Chapel service or when Mission guests receive permanent housing.