Our volunteers and supporters are an important part of our Denver Rescue Mission family. Especially in times of crisis, we turn to the ones we love for encouragement. I am reminded of Jeremiah 29:1—“For I know the plans I have for you.”
I want you to know that Denver Rescue Mission stands firm, committed to serving men, women and families, many of whom are most at risk in this crisis. While the challenges may increase in the coming days and weeks, we are digging deeper in this fight so this virus does not harm those who come to us for help.
– Brad Meuli, President/CEO
Working through this challenging COVID-19 pandemic, Denver Rescue Mission will focus on our core essential functions to keep guests, program participants, employees, and volunteers safe. Some programs and services will temporarily pause in order to continue providing meals, shelter and long-term programs to men, women and families. Mission staff will pivot duties in order to ensure all guests and participants needs are met.
“I have called on our staff as never before to dig deeper, to do more to help in this trying time,” Brad Meuli, President/CEO said. “If you can dig deeper, join us in this fight in whatever way you can to help our most vulnerable neighbors. We covet your prayers.”
Meals, Shelter, Program Services OPEN:
- Lawrence Street Community Center
- The Crossing
- Fort Collins Rescue Mission
- Harvest Farm
Programs and Services PAUSED:
- Holly Center Shelter – Closed – guests will stay at the Lawrence Street Shelter
- Ministry Outreach Center
- Client Services – Closed
- Vehicle Donation Program – Closed
- Furniture donations and pickups – Closed
- Family Services at Administration & Education Building
- Applications for Family Rescue Ministry or Family Refugee Services paused
- Intake appointments for STAR Transitional Program paused
“What we do at Denver Rescue Mission doesn’t fall under the social distancing rules like the rest of the population,” Meuli said. “After discussion and prayer we need to move now to anticipate further developments. For these reasons we want to focus on our core ministries, meals shelters and programs.”
As we focus on our core services during this time, we urgently need volunteers to help us serve meals to our guests and program participants. Please sign up today if you are healthy, under 65 years old and do not have respiratory issues or other health issues.
We’re dedicating resources and finances toward services that help protect our homeless neighbors during this time. As we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need your help to continue to be available for those in need. Will you join us in this fight?
Donations of food and supplies are still urgently needed. We are currently low on toilet paper and hygiene products. If you can donate these items, you can safely and easily drop them off at our Ministry Outreach Center, a drive-up and drop-off location.