Every day, men, women and families come to Denver Rescue Mission for help. Coming to the Mission for the first time can be intimidating, and we want our first impression to be one of warmth and love. Shelters and transitional housing can often be associated with being dirty and run down. Our goal at the Mission is to provide a space for guests to feel welcome and comfortable, so that nothing hinders them from taking the steps to complete our programs and move on to live self-sufficient lives.

Our Operations team accomplishes this goal in a variety of different ways. We work hard to prepare the rooms where our program participants will stay by ensuring they are clean and presentable While guests and participants stay at our facilities, our team works tirelessly to keep the space clean and address any issues in a timely manner. We work hard to mitigate bed bugs by employing a variety of techniques to prevent them. Finally, we collaborate with the community to apply best practices in order to continue improving the standards of our facilities.

In this newsletter, you’ll get a glimpse into the world of our custodial team. Not only do they work with their hands, they work with their hearts. The Mission believes in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and the value of every individual who comes to us for help. We want our facilities to be an extension of God’s love, and keeping them clean is a part of doing that.

Thank you for partnering with us to welcome individuals and families in a way that reflects Christ’s love.

Letter From our Vice President of Operations

John Morarie is the Vice President of Operations at the Mission. He started as an intern in 2008 and has held various positions. John oversees facilities, food service, warehouse, and impact.

This post is a part of March’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month features the amazing people who prepare every room for our incoming program participants.