Community Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides safe shelter, meals, and needed support to help people get back on their feet as quickly as possible. When people come to our door, most are broken and in crisis with no place to call home. Imagine how you would feel if you did not know where you would lay your head tonight nor from where your next meal would come. Multiply those concerns several times over if you had children in tow. Whatever the circumstance, we are here to instill hope and empower lives while offering Christ-like hospitality and care.
It is important to note that Community Rescue Mission recieves ZERO dollars from city, state, federal, or any government entity. We DO NOT receive funding from the United Way. We are completely supported by your generous contributions.
We need your financial support to enable us to never turn any family away because of limited resources to provide for them. There are many worthy causes in our community, but when you make a gift to Community Rescue Mission, you can be confident it is widely used toward your intended purpose.
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Thanks to you and others, we have provided food and shelter for 34,582 men, women, and children through the sale of over 11,500 boxes of apples since 1994.
Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It is a time for communities to band together to support worthy causes. Community Rescue Mission participates in Giving Tuesday. Click here to learn more about Giving Tuesday.
We are renovating our family shelter. We broke ground in March 2019 and expected to be completed in October 2019. If you want to know more about our capital campaign, call 479.434.2155
Community Rescue Mission is member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. To learn more about Citygate, you can visit their website by clicking the button below.
Our long days of planning now pale by comparison as we prepare to equip our inspired vision with a focus on families and children. That does not mean we will not serve the needs of a few other serious-minded people who need emergency care to get back on their feet. It does mean, however, we will plan our campus renovation and programs to accommodate families and children foremost, as shown in Phase I of our campus renovation plan.
This plan enlivens our campus and aligns our facilities with our mission. Nothing like this is currently available in Fort Smith to minister and serve the complex life needs of children, youth, and families. The design removes any stigma of a “shelter” and replaces old images with a welcoming, safe, home-like environment families can call home during their life transition.
The capital campaign will seek three-year commitments from friends to provide funding for the renovation.
Call us at 479.434.2155 to learn more about our campus renovation and how you can help.
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St. Paul United Methodist Church – Charles "Tiny" Muehe
Ss. George & Alexandra Orthodox Christian Church – Fr. Nicholas Roth
Wesley United Methodist Church – Norma Strang
West-Ark Church of Christ – Shane Bocksnick
At Large Directors: Bert Lewis, Mike Miller, Garry Peevy, Curtis Sawyer, Jeanne Carroll
Ex-Officio: Linda Gurlen Billingsley, Robert E. Miller, Harley Strang, Ken Wallace, Abram Sopshire
Heather Sanders: Executive Director
Jeannie Newton: Program Director/Case Manager
Shanelle Livingston: Intake Coordinator
Kim White: Executive Assistant to the Board
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions.