During the months of March and April, many around the country receive a week off of school and or work to kick back and relax under the sun! This year, City Rescue Mission was fortunate to host 35 spring breakers from First Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC. Over half of the spring breakers were middle and high school students who decided they would rather spend their time off springing into action and serving the Jacksonville community.
This was no typical beach vacation! Each day, began at 6:45 a.m. Members from First Baptist Church were divided into different groups where they took turns on a rotating basis to serve at both our New Life Inn and McDuff Campuses.
Folks at our New Life Inn had an opportunity to prep, cook, and serve meals to our neighbors in need where a total of over 700 people are served each day through services provided by CRM.
Those at our McDuff Campus got their hands dirty and helped CRM with demolition, renovation, maintenance, and custodial work on our Homes of Hope Neighborhood. Thanks to their help, City Rescue Mission will be able to move additional graduates of our LifeBuilders program into these affordable transitional houses.
“I love the fact that our church was able to leave a long lasting legacy of helping those in need here at City Rescue Mission,” said Pastor Tom Cabaness of First Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC. After a hard day’s work, students and families from First Baptist Church spent time with our LifeBuilder Students, played basketball and even attended nightly devotionals. The group arrived Monday, March 28th and spent the entire week on campus, heading back to Kannapolis, NC on Saturday morning. City Rescue Mission is grateful for the love and support demonstrated not only by spring breakers like these, but all partners who dedicate their time serving the Jacksonville Community with City Rescue Mission.