Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Durham Rescue Mission & the DBAP

The Bulls hosted the Durham Rescue Mission last Friday evening for what has become an annual event. Their Big League Experience is batting practice for corporate types. The team from BB&T won for the fourth consecutive year. I'm not so sure these bankers are really baseball amateurs. (Ringers!?!)

$4,800 was raised for DRM's Operation Daily Bread. That's funding for day-to-day operations at the men's and women's facilities.

I'm a big fan of the Rev. Ernie and Gail Mills, their very effective ministry, and their vision for the Mission's expansion. A $4.5 million capital campaign is underway. The Mills are Durham's power couple - all about the power of faith and service.

The Durham Rescue Mission - averaging 200 residents daily - provides men, women and children with food, clothing, shelter, counseling and help with education and employment. It served 233,000 meals last year, offered 75,000 safe overnight stays, 11,000 hours of counseling and 86,000 hours of vocational training. The services are valued at close to $8,000,000 annually.

Spend some time on the Mission's website...learn more...click here.