The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission exists to pursue the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted.
Did You Know…
Over 4,500 are homeless each year in Northwest Louisiana. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission provides 172 beds for homeless men, women, and children. The Mission sheltered over 1,100 men, women and children this past year, providing over 136,000 meals and 72,000 nights of lodging.
How was this possible? It is only possible because YOU volunteered, ministered, served, prayed and made donations. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission and the people we serve greatly thank you!
SERVICES PROVIDED SHELTER RESIDENTS
Food and Clothing
Addiction Recovery Training
Counseling & Christian guidance
Domestic Violence Support
Anger Management Classes
Evening Worship Services
Free Medical/Dental Care
It’s the Mission’s 60th Birthday and we are celebrating with a Birthday Fiesta!
In celebration of Give for Good Day and our 60th Anniversary, we are hosting a Birthday Fiesta open to the everyone in the generous Shreveport-Bossier community that made this milestone possible. Join us May 5th from 6-9 p.m. at the Remington Suites Rooftop (located at 220 Travis Street in Downtown Shreveport). There is no cost to attend the event but attendees are encouraged to give a donation to the Mission on Give for Good Day. Each donation given on May 5th through the Give for Good Day website will extend your giving power. Each donation will be enhanced thanks to funds provided from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and local businesses and foundations. For more information on Give for Good and to give a gift to the Mission visit http://tinyurl.com/o7q69zk.
It will be a night of fun and celebration of YOU, the community that makes our work possible. RSVP for the birthday fiesta at http://tinyurl.com/q2z3l8w.
Remember when we told you that you could save a life this winter…YOU did!
Meet Travis Palmer. Travis’ brother fell on hard times and became desperate and homeless. His situation became even worse when Shreveport-Bossier was hit with extreme winter weather. During this time, Travis’ brother and sister-in-law had no where else to turn and found themselves sleeping under a bridge. The couple soon realized that they could not survive a night of winter weather exposure and decided to seek shelter at the Mission. Once they reached our doors, they were given a hot meal, warm bed, and shown the love of Christ. The couple moved out once the weather improved. Travis’ brother was able to get back on his feet, secure a job, and housing. Each year, Travis makes custom knives for the Red River Street Rod Association’s Car Show auction to benefit the Mission. This year was especially rewarding for Travis. He was able to use his time and talent to give back and provide the same life-saving services to others in need that were given to his brother. This winter, YOU saved many lives. Thank you!
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to be hosted Thursday, April 30th at our Zion Ridge Men’s Campus
Our volunteers are our “mighty frontline platoon”. You are on the front lines of the war on homelessness, and we could not provide this ministry to the homeless without you. We will be honoring your service on Thursday, April 30th at our Zion Ridge campus. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy grilled hamburgers and stay to tour our Zion Ridge Men’s Campus. Zion Ridge is located at 8740 Elysian Fields Road in Greenwood, LA. For more information or questions, contact Sonnie Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 227-2868 ext. 104.
Thank you Gateway Tire and Service Centers
During the month of March, all Ark-la-Tex Gateway Tire and Service Centers donated $3 from every oil change performed during each Tuesday during March. The Gateway Gives Back campaign raised a total of $1,737 for the Mission. These funds will be used to feed, clothe, and shelter homeless men, women, and children. Thank you Gateway employees and customers. YOU have made a difference in the lives of the homeless. Thank you!
Enlist TODAY in the War on Homelessness
Since 1955, Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission (SBRM) has been a beacon of hope for the hurting and homeless in Northwest Louisiana. This year, we celebrate 60 years of changed lives! In honor of this milestone, SBRM is partnering with local churches to share God’s love in a tangible way. During the month of March, our church partners will celebrate the religious holiday of Purim, referenced in the book of Esther, by bringing financial and/or toiletry offerings for the poor. Our goal is to extend this campaign past March and continue the spirit of Purim throughout the year. Last year, SBRM provided over 136,000 meals, 72,000 nights of lodging, and 900 medical and dental service for 1,107 individuals. Your church can help us serve more homeless men, women, and children in 2015. If your church would like to participate in the Purim celebration, please contact Sarah Ardis at 227-2686 ext. 103 or email@example.com.
Click here to find available resources for the War on Homelessness campaign.
Volunteer Orientations Offered Each Month
The Mission offers Volunteer Orientations on the first Saturday of most months for anyone interested in learning more about serving opportunities. Upcoming orientations in 2015 will be offered on March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the 901 McNeil Street shelter. You will learn about all the volunteer opportunities at the Mission and take a tour of the shelter. Contact our Donor and Volunteer Relations Manager, Sonnie Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 227-2868 ext. 104 with any questions.
Help the Homeless by Shopping at Kroger
You can help the homeless at Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission just by shopping at Kroger. Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program today. Sign up with your Kroger Plus Card, and select SBRM. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn funds to help the homeless every time you shop and use your Plus Card at Kroger. This is an annual program, so you need to re-sign up even if you did it last year. Click on the Kroger logo to sign up. THANK YOU!