The San Diego Rescue Mission has received a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor which will be used for renovating and updating the San Diego Rescue Mission’s building, along with other initiatives.
As a part of the renovation, the San Diego Rescue Mission will remodel its emergency shelter, renovate the lobby and refresh the outside of the building. Building renovations are one of the six new initiatives the SDRM launched last year. The other five initiatives the donation will help fund include job training and placement, Project “I See You”, F.A.B. Team (find, assess and bring), church partnerships and to overall work bigger, stronger and faster.
“We are so excited to launch our renovation project,” said Donnie Dee, CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission. “This project will help restore, beautify and refresh our facility, which helps serve the hundreds of homeless men, women and children who rely on our programs and services on a daily basis.”
As a part of the renovation, the Rescue Mission will remodel its Emergency Shelter, which provides women and children in need with a secure place to sleep, as well as hot meals, clothing, hygiene products, and access to warm showers. The Rescue Mission plans to add three toilets, two showers and two community sinks to the Emergency Shelter.
In addition, the donation will fund a renovation to the lobby of the Rescue Mission. With the lobby upgrade, there will be a single entry/exit for all its clients and an expanded classroom space for trainings, as well as a bigger lobby for donors, volunteers and families to serve clients. The Rescue Mission also plans to update the outside of its building with fresh paint, signage and landscaping.
Founded in 1955, San Diego Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization that offers safe-haven as well as restorative care and rehabilitation services to those in our community seeking to recover from experiencing: homelessness, addiction, abuse, and poverty.
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