Eliminating Poverty from the Inside Out Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

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Where Hunger Ends .... Hope Begins


At age 47, Shawn had been homeless for several years. An alcohol addiction combined with poor decisions had resulted in unstable employment, prison time and a broken relationship. He was left with nothing but the clothes on his back and a few meager belongings in two duffle bags. He lived out of his car or got a motel room when he could afford it. Then last winter, with no money left for gasoline or a place to stay, he found himself on the streets.  “It was so cold and I was so hungry,” he says.  “I finally bowed down, swallowed my pride and came to Victory Mission.”

When people are weak from hunger—when homelessness and despair have destroyed their hope and self-esteem—it’s easy for them to think there’s no way out of their desperate situations.

 

But with your help this Thanksgiving season,
where hunger ends . . . hope begins.

 

It costs the Mission about $2.30 to serve a plate piled high with meat, vegetables, bread, fruit and other nutritious items. As hunger fades, hearts and minds are opened to possibilities for change, growth and transformation through guidance and training we provide.

During the Thanksgiving season, we’ll have many special opportunities to turn hunger to hope for people like Shawn.

  • We’ll provide more than 1,600 wholesome meals during Thanksgiving week to our residents and guests and to homeless and hungry neighbors.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, we’ll serve a traditional dinner for over 600 at our community meal.
  • We’ll also distribute more than 800 meals-to-go to struggling families, lonely senior citizens and the homebound.


Remember, it costs us about $2.30 to provide a meal and care this Thanksgiving season—and every day of the year. Please give today and bring hope to people who are hungry for a new beginning.

 

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Find out more about the ministry of Springfield Victory Mission.
Find out more about the
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and the work that rescue missions do.

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November 1st - 30th
Denver Mattress Online Matching Donation Campaign
Make a gift to the Mission and watch it double during the Denver Mattress Online Matching donation campaign! From today until Nov. 30th, donate any amount at the website below and Denver Mattress will match your gift dollar for dollar.

Your contribution will go twice as far to bring care and hope to homeless and hungry people in the Ozarks this upcoming holiday season.

Denver Mattress Campaign

 
December 18th
Senior Lunch
Senior's 55 and older are welcome to join us for a special Christmas lunch!
Cook's Kettle - 200 W Commercial st. - 11:15am
 
December 19th and 20th
Pack and Distribute the Christmas Baskets
On the 19th we will be packing over 800 Christmas baskets. We will meet at the warehouse at 8:30am and hope to be done by noon.
On the 20th we will deliver the baskets to the Springfield community. We will meet at the warehouse at 8am. Would you consider joining us in delivering these baskets?
Warehouse - 700 W Chase Street
 
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