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 emergency shelter beds for homeless men, women, and children. The Mission provided services over 1,100 men, women and children this past year including over 136,000 meals, 72,000 nights of lodging, and 900 medical and dental services.
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
Emergency Shelter Domestic Violence Support
Food and Clothing Anger Management Classes
Addiction Recovery Training Evening Worship Services
Social Services Free Medical/Dental Care
Counseling & Christian guidance
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 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 June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, and November 7 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 email@example.com 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!