Is the Rescue Mission moving? Can the city shut it down? What is the Community Homeless Center all about? These and many other questions come to me from people I meet about town, at churches and other community functions. I’m sure most of our donors, volunteers and local citizens are asking the same questions. As co-laborers, you need to know the latest about the city’s efforts to change us. You are a vital part of our Life Changers Giving Team and thought it best you know where the Mission stands.
Our Strategic Planning Committee and Staff presented the Mission’s Board of Directors with two major motions that were passed to answer the “shall we move” question :
- The Board of Directors resolved that “the plan presented (by the City) was not conducive to the ministry of Panama City Rescue Mission. Therefore, we have no interest in relocating to the proposed CRC (Community Resources Center) cite on Star Avenue”. We’ll stay where we are.
- It was also resolved that “We will, however, be willing to entertain the offer of a building/land transfer to continue the current ministry and our expanded vision of Panama City Rescue Mission”.
Both motions passed unanimously and the staff was directed to proceed with detailing the changes.
The answers then: The Mission will stay, move only as God directs us and make new pathways for those on the road to recovery. The Community Resource Center sponsored by the city will have the opportunity to take charge of the chronic homeless population and proceed with its plan to provide services to this population. Become a part of the Life Changers Giving Team.
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