• Vol. 16, Issue 4 – July – Aug 2018

  • THRIFT STORE FIRE, CLOTHING ROOM DAMAGE

    The Gospel Rescue Mission Thrift Store at 1426 S. Solano went up in flames Friday evening about 10:30pm when a fire sparked near the cash register in the Thrift Store. The fire caused devastating damage. Non existent shelving, incinerated clothing and hangers, totally damaged jewelry, charred clothing racks, very few items are salvageable. Items from the Thrift Store’s back warehouse consisted of winter items and blankets that were left untouched by the fire and salvageable. Sales from the thrift store account for about 20 percent of the Gospel Rescue Mission’s income. The mission, which has operated since 1972, offers Christian guidance and provides emergency food and lodging services.

     

    “This is something tragic that is going to impact the customers that enjoy going down there as one of the favorite thrift stores in Las Cruces. We have a close relationship with staff and customers and it is devastating.” says Cecilia Viverette, Thrift Store Manager. The Thrift Store is looking for a place to open temporarily, to open as soon as possible. Please contact LCGRM Pastor & Executive Director Henry Young to let us know if you have any leads.

    The Gospel Rescue Mission Clothing Room at 1416 S. Solano has smoke damage which left a toxic smell in the air and on clothing which has left no inventory for their annual Back To School Clothing Drive benefitting school age children in Las Cruces. The adjacent buildings shared electricity and now power must be shut off to the Clothing Room for now. An Investigator & Auditor are expected Tuesday & Wednesday of this week.

    As for donations, we would certainly appreciate your help. Thank you to community members that have stepped up such as Marci Dickerson with Revolution 120 and those businesses who have contacted her and stepped up totaling $11,000 in donations to purchase clothes for the Gospel Rescue Mission’s Back To School Program. Walmart Las Cruces – South Valley Drive – has also promised a 10% discount on all items we purchase from them to benefit this cause! American Linen and Uniform Supply for cleaning all the smoked damaged items at no cost! 200+ bags.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING DRIVE

    Volunteers

    Please Call Wylene at 575-642-9619

    Requested Donations:

    School clothes, socks, underwear & shoes for boys & girls of all ages.

    Donations to LCGRM Thrift Store and Clothing Room are being accepted at The Mission’s main building 1050 W. Amador.

    Check and Cash Donations should be designated Back To School and mailed to P.O. Box 386, Las Cruces, NM 88004.

    Distribution

    Make an appointment for your children in July Mon/Wed/Fri between 9-11am.

    Distribution will be held July 30th & 31st and August 1st-3rd.

    Thank You

    Thank you to those who partnered with Revolution 120 in efforts to help after hearing of a fire over the weekend!

    • Revolution 120 – $2500
    • Pic Quik Stores Inc. – $2500
    • Angelcare – $1000
    • The Home Lending Group – New Mexico & West Texas – $500
    • Steinborn & Associates Real Estate – $800
    • Dr. Laura Conniff – $500
    • Dick’s Café – $250
    • Burger Time – $500
    • Red Mesa Construction & Kristi Valeriano Bower – $250
    • Andele Restaurant & Andele’s Dog House! – $500
    • Anonymous – $1000
  • Nine Week Fund Matching Campaign for LCGRM Begins May 17th!

    Nine Week Fund Matching Campaign for LCGRM Begins May 17th!

    Click the Donate button on the home page of our website or send a check to PO Box 386 Las Cruces, NM 88004

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  • Vol. 16, Issue 3 – May – June 2018

  • How Are Things Going at the Mission?

    By Henry Young

    I am so glad you asked that question. We always want to be good stewards about reporting our health to you our donors and supporters. In my first year at the helm of the mission, I saw that God was faithful to provide for all of our needs. We were able to to do several updates to our aging facility that provided a better quality of life to guests and residents that are with us. Two of our restroom/shower areas got makeovers, many areas within the shelter were given a new coat of paint as well as repairing some major water line breaks. We also replaced a commercial range in the kitchen as well as a new commercial dishwasher. These are just examples of the many things that have been done to keep our facilities in good condition.

    Now I would like to turn to the story of what has been done to help the homeless people who come to us for help. We aspire to help everyone we can, but this isn’t always a comfortable fit for everyone and they choose to go elsewhere. There are two groups of people who stay at the mission, the guests (those who are looking for a bed and meals) and the residents (those who want to change their lives and become productive members of society). We have featured many of our residents in newsletter cover stories. I wish I could tell that all of them have been successful in reforming their lives, but that is not a reality. Many have changed and moved to other places. Others have gone through our program and are now on our staff.In closing, I would like to share

    our greatest and most pressing need. We are in need of more family housing. This is the largest area of growth in the mission and we have run out of room to house them. By next winter we want to be able to double our capacity for homless families. We have done a great deal of study concerning the use of cargo containers for this purpose. In order to keep this short, I will not go into detail on how we want to accomplish this. Let me close by asking you to help us in this effort with donations, suggestions, labor help,and always with prayer support. We will be announcing a kick off campaign for a matching fund donation drive that will last for nine weeks. Feel free to contact me: Henry Young/ 575-496-1637/ chaphy65@gmail.com.

  • 2018 Easter Sunrise Service UPDATE

    The annual service sponsored by the EMF (Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship) was an inspiration to all who attended. We had a great service with good weather and a beautiful sunrise over the Organ mountains at 7:14am. Please make plans to join us for the service next year.

  • Matching Fund Campaign

    We will be launching a campaign for fund matching on May 17, 2018 that will be used for the beginning of our fund raising for family housing. More will be explained after this campaign has been started. If you would like to find out more about this entire project, you may call Henry Young at 575-496-1637.

  • More about Family Housing

    If you would like to help with family housing, I am proposing a phased system for anyone who wants to be involved. Examples of phases: dirt work, foundation or pilings, cuts and decontamination work on the cargo containers, etc. You could donate to a phase or actually help with the phase work.

  • FREE LAS CRUCES COMMUNITY DINNER

    Free Las Cruces Community Dinner All are welcomed!

    When: Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00pm

    Location: Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission: 1050 West Amador Ave.

    Food provided by Rudy’s Barbeque and sponsored by Furniture Row.

    Volunteers from Cherry Hills Christian Middle School