News & Events
It could happen to anyone…
When his marriage ended and Albert lost his place to live, his life “fell apart.”
He was wary about coming to the Mission, and it hasn’t all been “smooth sailing,” but Albert says, “it’s a real blessing.”
“The Mission welcomed me with open arms and I went into the discipleship program, which turned my life with the Lord around.”
Independence Day is nearing, and we need your help making it special for the families residing at the Great Falls Rescue Mission. We are planning a party for the families that will include a firework show! We are looking for: Artillery Shells, Sparklers, Roman Candles, Black Cats & Fountains.
Please bring your donation to the administration office located at 311 2nd Avenue South by June 30th and specify that they are for the Youth Department.
Thank you for helping make this year a little brighter for our families!
97 days of summer...and 97 days of meals to provide for hungry and homeless people.
This month, provide 2x the help!
Generous friends are challenging you to join with others in our community to match their gift of $30,000.
That’s 2x the help for North Central Montana’s hungry & homeless people! Open your heart – and double your impact now.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
1st Prize Winner, Todd Neighbor won the 8' by 8' shed with a gambrel (barn) style shed that was constructed by the Great Falls High School construction students.
Construction continues at the Great Falls Rescue Mission Cameron Family Center. The exterior brick is being laid, most of the windows are installed and the roof is sealed. We are more than thrilled to watch the progress daily. We thank the Lord for keeping all the workers safe and sound. Our anticipated date to complete construction is in October 2016. Construction is progressing at the site of the Great Falls Rescue Mission Cameron Family Center located at 408 2nd Avenue South. For more information please check out our website: www.cameronfamilycenter.org.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission had over 500 excited children participate in its annual Easter egg hunt and fed over 700 people during the Easter luncheon on Friday, March 25 at the Trades and Industry Building at the MT Expo Park.
According to Mission Director Jim Kizer, “This celebration gives us the opportunity to invite needy families to join us for family fun and in celebrating the hope of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the true meaning of Easter.”
We were blessed to have over 1,000 volunteers, financial partners and supporters join us for our banquet this year.
Guest speaker, Carlos Whittaker was an amazing speaker who shared with us about being a Moment Maker. In order to be a moment maker, one must create moments, have received moments and finally rescued moments. Please visit Carlos' site carloswhittaker.com.
Trina was continually molested by a family member until her mid teens.
“My life began consisting of drugs and alcohol at 11 years old. By the time I was 13, I was a full-fledged alcoholic,” she says. “The family member passed away but, by then, I felt hopeless. Alcohol didn’t cut it anymore. So, I dabbled in marijuana, then started the pain pills.”
When Trina was in her early 30’s, she began using meth. “I thought that was the only thing in my life that could make me happy. Even though I had three beautiful kids, it just wasn’t enough,” she says.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission hosted two Christmas Parties this year for over 150 low-income families. We served more than 1200 meals and distributed gifts to over 600 children due to the generosity of our community.
We thank all our volunteers and those who sponsored or provided Christmas gifts for all the children. We wouldn't be able to do this without you!