Rescue Mission of Roanoke hosts Dock Party
The Rescue Mission of Roanoke hosted a Dock Party Friday. There was live music, food, face painting, a dunk tank and more. The event was for mission guests as well as the community. The purpose of the event was to encourage everyone to have fun while staying on a path forward in life.
Rescue Missions Back 2 School Blast to happen, with some changes
ROANOKE, Va. Whether your kids are in the classroom or at home, theyll still need school supplies. Thats why the Rescue Mission decided that its annual Back 2 School Blast still had to happen, but there are a few changes. In the past, families would register, then pick up a new backpack filled with school supplies for their student. Instead, the Rescue Mission is asking the community to drop off school supplies donations at specific locations by Aug. 10. The Rescue Mission of Roanoke is collecting school supply donations to give to students K-12.
'Our family is our community’: Rescue Mission brings those in need and volunteers together at Thanksgiving Feast
ROANOKE, Va. – Hundreds of people in need enjoyed a warm Thanksgiving Day meal thanks to the Rescue Mission Ministries and volunteers. After the Drumstick Dash, the Rescue Mission hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day Feast. It’s a chance a to bring the community together, volunteers and those in need, even if they live different lives. Our family is our community and that’s what this is about is sitting down with those in your community no matter who they are and sharing this time with them," said Kevin Berry, Community Outreach and Marketing Manager at Rescue Mission. If you want to learn how to give back with Rescue Mission Ministries in Roanoke, click here.
Begin the giving season with Rescue Mission Ministries
This time of year is a big season for Rescue Mission Ministries, a crisis intervention center in Roanoke. One of the biggest events that is keeping Rescue Mission so busy right now is its annual Drumstick Dash. Kevin Berry, the community outreach director for Rescue Mission believes this event represents what Thanksgiving is all about. The Rescue Mission is also hosting a Thanksgiving feast at noon Thanksgiving Day. Another big event Rescue Mission is juggling is Coatsgiving, its annual coat drive.
Atlantic Union Bank donates thousands to Drumstick Dash cause
ROANOKE, Va. – Atlantic Union Bank donated $23,000 on Tuesday in support of a Roanoke Thanksgiving tradition. The money donated to the annual Thanksgiving Drumstick Dash will support Rescue Mission’s food services. Atlantic Union Bank is the main sponsor for the 5K. The Drumstick Dash is still looking for volunteers. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Rally for Recovery to benefit hundreds suffering from addiction
ROANOKE, Va. - Nathan Austin moved to the Star City as a teenager. Austin moved to a beach in Cambodia and lived there for nine years but his demons caught up with him. In November, he moved back home, detoxed and checked into the Rescue Mission of Roanoke's Way Forward Recovery Program. It's a faith- and abstinence-based, yearlong residential addiction recovery program where people can recover, learn to reconnect with their families and community and get job training. The Rally for Recovery starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Berglund Performing Arts Theater.