This Summer! A Way to Pray Every Day!

Download your Summer Prayer Guide! Our homeless and hurting neighbors need your prayers… They also need meals and shelter this summer as many are struggling to get by.

Your prayers and support will bless their lives this summer! Follow our guide to pray for them – and reach out with God’s love to provide nourishing meals, safe shelter and long-term care guests at San Diego Rescue Mission need to get back on their feet.

Give your most generous gift now to help those who are homeless, hungry and hurting in San Diego County.

 

Help San Diego County’s homeless and hungry all 3 months of summer!

 

Give where you live to feed, shelter and help San Diego County’s homeless and hungry…all 3 months of summer!

Please make a special gift of $80 each month for June, July and August – or simply choose to give $240 today.

A meal is only $2.05 – and your gift for 3 months will provide 117 meals, plus other life-changing care! That’s 3x the impact you’ll have right here in our community this summer. Please give generously!

 

 

 

 

Double your impact by May 31st!

 

May 31 is your last chance to give while your gift still has 2x THE IMPACT for San Diego’s people in need!

 

  • Meals (just $2.05 each!)
  • Safe shelter and clothing
  • Job training, counseling and care

 

Please act now! Give as generously as you can and double your impact in the lives of our community’s hungry and homeless.

 

 

 

 

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Smith

“You matter. Your voice matters, your giving matters, your love matters. The need here at the Rescue Mission is great so everything that you do and everything that you give, it’s BIG to us.” – Michelle Smith, Vice President of Development at San Diego Rescue Mission.

Meet Michelle Smith, our Vice President of Development. Native to Southern California, she has called San Diego home for over a decade, serving at the San Diego Mission for three years. Starting as the Community Relations and Event Manager, she was quickly promoted to Director of Marketing, and then again in February to her current VP role. Known for her contagious smile and love for people, Michelle is a popular friend to all around the Mission!

Michelle studied political science at Point Loma Nazarene University and went on to get her master’s degree in Human Services. “It’s been my heart’s desire for many years to serve the poor and vulnerable.” Working with an issue like homelessness was not initially on her radar.  Fueled with a passion to help those in dire circumstances, Michelle devoted her life to reaching those in crisis: at-risk youth, refugees and immigrants, and survivors of sex trafficking. However, when God led her to join the Rescue Mission, Michelle encountered a new depth of His character.  “It wasn’t until coming to the Mission that I truly learned the love of Christ, despite being a follower of Jesus for many years.” The challenges facing the Mission are complex but being a part of radical life change every day keeps her going. “I’ve had clients say to me ‘you’re so passionate about the Rescue Mission’ and I tell them it’s not just because I’ve seen it change their lives, its changed mine too. Whether you’re a client, a staff member or a volunteer, if you come to the Rescue Mission, your life is going to be changed by what you witness here.”

How does Michelle’s role directly serve people experiencing homelessness? “I serve our clients by helping provide the resources they need to heal and restore their lives.” The clients served at the Rescue Mission have a wide variety of needs: physical, emotional, and spiritual. From food to beds, staffing to counseling, clothing to job training, Michelle seeks to bless the clients through connecting donors and supporters to each necessity. “Homelessness is an issue that will take all of us to solve so the role of development is to create space for each of you to make a difference – to use whatever God has gifted you with TODAY to love people in great need.”

Ending homelessness in San Diego is no easy feat. Addressing matters of the heart, physical needs, all while working with limited tools and resources makes for hard, emotional work. “There are months that we’re on our knees praying for the resources to come in. God is always faithful to provide, and I dream of a day when our clients and staff truly have everything they need.” Michelle’s faith in Jesus marks her life and is a consistent source in the times of struggle.

When Michelle is not changing the world, she enjoys cooking, eating great food, and live music. You might run into her at the next local Sofar Sounds show, as she helps to organize these concerts. “It allows me to support great musicians and meet new people who share my love of community!”

Michelle’s message to you: “You matter. Your voice matters, your giving matters, your love matters. The need here at the Rescue Mission is great so everything that you do and everything that you give, it’s BIG to us. I personally invite you to come be a part of what’s happening here! It wouldn’t happen without you and so we want you to come, tour the Mission, meet our team, spend time with our clients. Come witness what’s happening here – I promise you don’t want to miss it! “

Spring Impact Blog

Double your impact by May 31st!

 

Here’s a HUGE challenge issued by a group of generous donors: Match their $100,000 gift with an additional $100,000.

Right now, 1 + You = 2!

Your gift will have 2x THE IMPACT in San Diego County to provide hot meals (just $2.05 each)… safe shelter… clothing, counseling and care for local people in need – including rising numbers of homeless women and children.

This challenge ends May 31. Don’t wait – join in today! Give as generously as you can and double your impact in the lives of our community’s hungry and homeless.

 

 

 

 

Just a few days left until Easter! How will you share hope?

 

Last chance to help before Easter Sunday! Your gift today will serve up Easter meals for hungry and homeless people in our community.

Each meal is just $2.05 – but with more than 1,184 to serve, we’re counting on you to help.

Give generously today as we celebrate a risen Savior and His redeeming love for a hurting world. Thank you, and Happy Easter!

 

 

 

Easter is almost here! Give hope now

 

Easter Sunday is almost here! Your support today will feed those who come here for a meal this Easter season. Each meal is just $2.05 – and it’s often the first step toward a new life filled with promise through God’s love.

As a special thanks, enjoy our free gift to you, “7 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Easter.” We pray it will inspire you in preparing your own heart during this joyous season.

Please give generously now to help provide some of the 24,855 meals still needed by April 20… and Happy Easter!

 

 

 

Easter is almost here! Give hope now

 

Easter Sunday is almost here! Your support today will feed those who come here for a meal this Easter season. Each meal is just $2.05 – and it’s often the first step toward a new life filled with promise through God’s love.

As a special thanks, enjoy our free gift to you, “7 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Easter.” We pray it will inspire you in preparing your own heart during this joyous season.

Please give generously now to help provide some of the 24,855 meals still needed by April 20… and Happy Easter!