Homelessness: Our Challenge, and What We Do
In these times of uncertainty, both economically and socially, we have seen an increase need in our community. The opiate epidemic has been here affecting our homes, businesses, and community for a while. Now, with the latest restrictions and isolation, those in recovery are rebounding.
Drug addiction and abuse are ransacking homes, finances, families, our entire community. This darkness has saturated even the most unlikely places.
At the Kokomo Rescue Mission, our staff and volunteers want to share hope, not just in the form of a Grab & Go meal, a grocery sack of food, a warm night of shelter , but most importantly through the Good News of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Hurting, Hungry and Homelessness need our help
Last year (2019) alone, KRM …
- Served 121,325 meals to hungry men, women, and children
- Provided 28,764 nights of shelter for our homeless neighbors
- Assisted 128 women and 48 children at the Women’s Shelters
- Helped 305 men who stayed in our Men’s Shelter
- Served out 823 Thanksgiving meals on Thanksgiving Day
- Provided Red Ribbon Christmas to 570 families with 1,470 people
And so much more. All in the name of Jesus. Won’t you join us in reaching out to the hurting in our community by donating?
Current needs List
Canned Food: fruit, pork n beans, vegetables, beans, meats, ravioli/spaghetti, beef stew, and chili
Other Items: condiments, sugar, spices, vinegar, soy sauce, vanilla, spaghetti sauce, dry noodles, and rice
Perishable Items: bread, butter, cheese, lettuce/salad, fresh fruits and veggies
Cleaning Items: paper towel, toilet paper, antibacterial soap, disinfectant wipes, bleach, laundry soap, and nitrile gloves
Personal Hygiene: shampoo, deodorant, and tampons
Diapers: size 1, 5 and 6
Batteries: AA and AAA