The City Rescue Mission does amazing work for Jacksonville’s in-need population.
Its acclaimed LifeBuilders program has enabled many men and women recovering from life-controlling addictions to take control of their lives and futures through Bible-based, residential rehabilitation.
It provides housing for the homeless population. And City Rescue Mission provides literacy and training services that help place residents in jobs with area employers, who know and trust the mission’s high reputation.
And City Rescue Mission does all this — and more — without taking public money. As a faith-based service, it relies on donations and private funding.
So cheers are in order for the anonymous person who recently provided City Rescue Mission with a $200,000 donation. The mission will use $75,000 of the gift to upgrade its computer technology.
The remaining amount will finance the renovation of its men’s dormitory on S. McDuff Avenue. All of the construction work is being done by residents.
Both the donor and City Rescue Mission deserve applause for their selfless efforts to help others.