“Those that give can definitely change someone’s life. Even though they may not be able to meet the people they are donating to, we are all really thankful.” Robert, Mission resident
Saint Andrews is proud to support the ministry of the Raleigh Rescue Mission (RRM). In addition to emergency overnight services for women and children and structured, long-term recovery and rehabilitation services for both men and women, adult education classes, a medical clinic, a children’s development center, and housing locator assistance, the RRM is glad to accept donations of food, clothing, and other necessities. Food and other urgent needs can be dropped off at the RRM’s main location at 314 E. Hargett Street. Other items, such as clothing, furniture and household items, can be dropped off at the Raleigh Rescue Mission Thrift Store and Donation Center at 4700 Capital Blvd. RRM will also pick up large donation items. For more information on items that can be accepted or to schedule a pick up, please see the RRM web site, www.raleighrescue.org, or call 919-878-7117. Last year, 3,217 coats and other winter clothing were dispersed to help men, women, and children stay warm during the winter months. The Thrift Store raises funds to help with the ministry at the Mission.
The primary focus of Saint Andrews has been to help serve and clean up dinner on the second Saturday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. The mission provides the food and supervision and we provide 4 to 6 people to help. They prefer that the people who help in the kitchen are at least 12 years of age. Our next Saturday is August 11 and there are still opportunities to serve on that day as well as the remaining dates in 2018. Last year, 156,621 meals were served in the RRM dining room. If you can help with dinner or want to learn more about the other volunteer opportunities, such as joining a group to help former residents in the RRM after care program, please call the church office at 919-847-1913
The RRM receives no government support and exists through the partnership of individuals, businesses, churches, and others in the community who support their work. The RRM is very grateful for the generous support of the members of Saint Andrews.