Foellinger Foundation presents $1 million grant to Rescue Mission

The Rescue Mission received a major boost in capital campaign fundraising on Thursday, with a $1 million grant from Foellinger Foundation. Half of the funds are a matching grant opportunity.

"To have Foellinger Foundation provide this gift to The Rescue Mission affirms the excellence and effectiveness of the program and services we offer," said Rev. Donovan Coley, Sr., CEO and Senior Pastor of The Rescue Mission. "This is very encouraging, as we continue to serve the poor and homeless in Northeast Indiana with more space and dignity as we have outgrown our current location."

Rescue Mission staff and board hope that by expanding resources and relocating to a larger facility, The Rescue Mission will be able to help more people become healthy, productive members of the community. The Foelling Foundation grant puts The Rescue Mission $1 million closer to its $17.5 million goal for the project. 

"We have appreciated the diligent work of The Rescue Mission and the effectiveness fo its board and staff leadership," said Cheryl Taylor, Foellinger Foundation President.

The new facility, which will be located at 400 E. Washington Blvd., will increase the number of beds, establish an outreach program to connect one-on-one with individuals, carve out more space and resources for case management, and will integrate services with other local agencies who help the homeless.

The Rescue Mission's "City on a Hill" capital campaign will launch it's public phase of the campaign once 80% of the needed funds have been raised.

In the meantime, learn how you can contribute to The Rescue Mission now by going here.

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