News & Events
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 is progressing at the site of the Great Falls Rescue Mission Cameron Family Center. We expect construction to be completed by September 2016. 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!
Thank you for your year-end, tax-deductible gift as we meet the needs of the homeless women, children and men in North Central MT!
Larry looked as if he were on top of the world – successful and compassionate.
He was a radio announcer who gave back to the community, but things were not as they seemed. “I was doing things for other people – fundraisers, activities outside of myself. Meanwhile, inside...I didn’t care anything about anybody else,” he says. “Everything was about me.”
Over 700 meals were prepared for all Rescue Mission Thanksgiving events this year!
What: Families with children Thanksgiving Dinner & Food Basket Giveaway (Registration Required)
When: Tuesday, November 24th at 6:00 pm
Where: MT Expo Park Exhibition Hall, 400 3rd St.
NW Food baskets are made up ahead of time so pre-registration is required.
To register, go to the Great Falls Mission Administrative Office at 311 2nd Ave. S.
FAMILIES MUST REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 17TH
What: Great Thanksgiving Banquet (No registration required)
When: Thursday, November 26th at 12:15 pm
The 13th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon was held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00AM.
Over 100 people attended the luncheon located at the GFRM Men's Shelter at 326 2nd Ave South.
Veterans in attendance were recognized and received a small gift of thanks for their service to our country.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission reaches out to homeless veterans daily through feeding, shelter, clothing, medical care and Christ-centered recovery programs. Approximately 25% of Rescue Mission clients are veterans.
The Veterans Luncheon was made possible by donated food items and the generosity of people in our community.
Thank you for helping our annual event be a success!