A $1.5 million gift described as perhaps the largest in the last 15 to 20 years of The Lutheran Foundation's history will get construction of the new men's shelter of The Rescue Mission off the ground in upcoming weeks.
Demand for The Rescue Mission's emergency men's shelter has increased in recent weeks, serving, on average, 16 more men than the beginning of December.
The Rescue Mission served all types of food from turkey, green beans, mash potatoes and desserts to families across the Fort.
More than 3,000 meals were served on Christmas day.
More than 3,000 Thanksgiving meals were served at The Rescue Mission.
Volunteers and donations are needed as the weather starts to cool down and the holidays are approaching.
On Monday, November 12, The Rescue Mission kicked off National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.
The 5th annual One Night Without a Home is raising awareness and money for homelessness.
The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission received a $300,000 donation Tuesday toward its expanded shelter for homeless men at the southeast corner of Lafayette Street and East Washington Boulevard downtown.
The Rescue Mission held a private suit-fitting event at the Rescue Mission’s Treasure House Thrift Store and Donation Center.
A locally produced song called "More Hands" is part of a campaign to raise money for construction of a new Rescue Mission.