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Rev. Henry Hazard Reflects on PCRM’s 45 Years

The Panama City Rescue Mission celebrates its 45th Anniversary in April 2017 with a long history of restoring lives in Bay County. There have been a lot of changes over the years but the one thing that remains constant is the vision to help people in need through a ministry of love and the gospel of Jesus Christ. READ MORE

Economic Impact of Restoring Lives in Bay County

As times change, so must the Panama City Rescue Mission (PCRM). The demographics of our clientele and their needs have changed over the last 20 years. “We are no longer just a soup kitchen,” said PCRM board member Alan Graham. “We are a transformational program helping people find a way out of their circumstances to live productive and happy lives.” READ MORE

Heather’s New Beginning

Recent PCRM Recovery Program graduate, Heather Morgan, has succeeded in getting back on her feet with the guidance and ministry PCRM offers to those who find themselves often at rock bottom and in need of recovery. Sober now for more than a year, Heather has worked through PCRM’s recovery program with perseverance and faith. “The Rescue Mission let me be me and grow into a Godly woman,” Heather said. “They give me a lot of love.” READ MORE

 

Feeding the Homeless – Nutrition is Key

Healing begins with good food.

You can’t minister to an empty stomach. Food insecurity and poor nutrition are among the most detrimental issues that limit quality of life, economic productivity, and overall health among the poor and homeless populations in our community. READ MORE

 

Vehicles Needed

Vehicles Needed

We, at the Panama City Rescue Mission, want graduates of our programs to be successful as they re-establish employment relationships that will enable them to become financially independent, stable members of the community.

Holding down a job is essential, and to do that they must be able to get to work and get there on time. That is one reason why your donation of cars and bicycles is so important to our goal of financial independence for our graduates. With these donated vehicles, we can help the impoverished in our community end the cycle of homelessness. So when we can, we supply our graduates with vehicles at a price (to cover the cost of repairs) that makes sense to their situation, and in special cases, for nothing at all.

You, our donors and partners, give so much, and we give thanks for all those gifts you provide from the goodness of your heart and from the prompting God places in you. If you happen to be in possession of a vehicle for which you no longer have a need, please pray about donating it to the Panama City Rescue Mission.

Your generous gift can return the dignity, independence and sense of self-worth to someone, who has done without for so long.

If you have a car, bicycle, motorcycle or moped to donate, please call Panama City Rescue Mission COO Matthew Mitchell at 850-769-0783.

Volunteers break ground on new garden at the PCRM

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Volunteers break ground on a new fruit and veggie garden at the Panama City Rescue Mission.
Volunteers break ground on a new fruit and veggie garden at the Panama City Rescue Mission.

Raising a Community

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A self-sustaining garden will help feed the homeless in Panama City.
A self-sustaining garden will help feed the homeless in Panama City.

Rescue Mission Celebrates Recovery Month

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Heather Morgan, chief operating officer's assistant, answers a phone call Sept. 8 at the Panama City Rescue Mission.
Heather Morgan, chief operating officer’s assistant, answers a phone call Sept. 8 at the Panama City Rescue Mission.

 

4 things to know about addiction and recovery

With September designated National Recovery Month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), along with the Panama City Rescue Mission and Bethel Village have been shining a spotlight on addiction and recovery.
With September designated National Recovery Month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), along with the Panama City Rescue Mission and Bethel Village have been shining a spotlight on addiction and recovery.

Panama City Rescue Mission Klothes for Kids distribution begins

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The distribution will continue on Saturday and when it's all done they will have provided new clothes to over 1,000 kids from our area.
The distribution will continue on Saturday and when it’s all done they will have provided new clothes to over 1,000 kids from our area.

Local organization helps families in need for back-to-school

The community has until August 11 to donate to Klothes for Kids, which helps needy students

Panama City Rescue Mission Case Manager describes recovery programs

Bobby Cook performs during a chapel service at the Panama City Rescue Mission

Faces of recovery: Jeffrey Taylor

Faces of recovery: Jim Downs

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Jim Downs speaks at the Panama City Rescue Mission about his struggles with addiction and homelessness.
Jim Downs speaks at the Panama City Rescue Mission about his struggles with addiction and homelessness.

Rescue Mission serves changing faces of homeless in Bay County

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Montana Clayton closes his eyes and leans back during a prayer at a chapel service June 9 at the Panama City Rescue Mission.
Montana Clayton closes his eyes and leans back during a prayer at a chapel service June 9 at the Panama City Rescue Mission.

Rescue mission provides free lunches for students

Panama City Rescue Mission says donations are down

For some veterans, homelessness ‘another state of survival’

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Joseph Landry speaks with the News Herald on April 29 at the Panama City Rescue Mission. Landry has been homeless on and off since his honorable discharge from the Army in 2005.

Movers for Moms: Company donates goods to women at Bethel Village

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Rachel Duvall, manager of women’s programs at Bethel Village, looks through donated items in Panama City on Thursday.

By the numbers

4: Years Two Men and a Truck has participated in Movers for Moms

35: Women at Bethel Village

39: States participating in Movers for Moms

800: Approximate number of items donated Thursday in Bay County

230,000: Items donated nationwide in 2015

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    • Turning over a new leaf: Panama City Rescue Mission graduation

      Turning over a new leaf: Panama City Rescue Mission graduation

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      “PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A group of locals is leaving behind a life of addiction and ready to turn over a new leaf. On Sunday, three people graduated from the Panama City Rescue Mission Recovery Program.” Click here to see video and read moreRead More »
    • Big Jim’s walk to The Bargain Center in Lynn Haven

      Big Jim’s walk to The Bargain Center in Lynn Haven

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      Check this out! We think you’ll enjoy Big Jim’s videos. This is the first of many.Read More »
    • PCRM delivers hefty donation to Coats for Kids

      PCRM delivers hefty donation to Coats for Kids

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        86 coats donated PANAMA CITY — After more than 700 children were clothed at Klothes for Kids annual back-to-school uniforms and school supplies drive, the Panama City Rescue Mission has donated coats to a similar cause. PCRM representatives delivered 86 coats to Manuel & Thompson law offices, 314 Magnolia Ave., the morning of Sept. 18. The coats added to the hundreds of other coats the law office has collected for its annual Coats for ...Read More »
    • Classroom dedicated in memory of local doctor’s late best friend

      Classroom dedicated in memory of local doctor’s late best friend

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      Room renamed “Jason Smith Chapel” Dr. Frank and Regina Merritt, along with their two sons, were welcomed to dedicate the rescue mission’s chapel at Bethel Village Home for Women and Children, the women and children’s shelter, in memory of Dr. Merritt’s late best friend and medical school classmate Jason Smith. Smith died of brain cancer several years ago. And in his memory, the Merritt family made a $10,000 donation. The rescue mission, on Aug. 11, ...Read More »
    • Homeless Veteran Gets New, Furnished Home

      Homeless Veteran Gets New, Furnished Home

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      Support from the VA and rescue mission is vital to maintain his recovery PANAMA CITY — A recently homeless Vietnam veteran is transitioning to the next stage of rebuilding his life: moving into his own home. With support from the local Veterans Affairs office and the rescue mission, complete rehabilitation is possible, officials said. James Jackson, 60, a graduate of the Panama City Rescue Mission’s addiction recovery program, will have his first Veterans Affairs case ...Read More »
    • Welcome!

      Welcome!

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      Thank you for visiting Panama City Rescue Mission’s new website! We’re so glad you’ve chosen to spend some time with us. We are striving for simplicity and usability to heighten your experience with Panama City Rescue Mission while we provide you with up-to-date information and current events. We hope this page will be an asset to you. God Bless!   – The Rescue Mission TeamRead More »