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Movers for Moms Donation Delivery

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Movers for Moms Donation Delivery

Garden Helps Women Plant Seeds for a Better Future

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Garden Helps Women Plant Seeds for a Better Future

The center’s gardening program helps in the recovery of women at the center by planting seeds for a better future.

The Panama City Rescue Mission runs Bethel Village and offers a 12 to 14 month program for women struggling with substance abuse. The University of Florida’s Bay County IFAS extension supports the gardening program.

With their help, the women grow fruits and vegetables they use to prepare food at the village.

The women say the experience is one-of-a-kind.

“For me it’s been a little bit therapeutic. It’s kind of like something that we can look forward to, we learn something new and we get to get out of the house and do something different,” said Aiana Garland, who is in the program. “For most of us , I know I had no experience gardening. It’s something that’s brand new, so it’s fun and it’s fresh and it teaches us a skill that we can use later in life.”

Bethel Village Gardening

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Bethel Village Gardening

April showers have brought May flowers for women at the Bethel Village.

Local library patrons donate canned goods to Rescue Mission

Wednesday, April 26, 2016

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Local library patrons donate canned goods to Rescue Mission

This month, the Northwest Florida Regional Library System allowed patrons to donate cans of food to chip away at their library fines. It amounted to a dollar per can.
All of those cans were delivered Wednesday to the Panama City Rescue Mission.

Business collecting luxury items for Mother’s Day

Friday, April 21, 2017

News Herald

Business collecting luxury items for Mother’s Day

Food for Fines Drive

Sunday, April 17, 2017

Thank you, Bay County Public Library, for hosting the annual Food for Fines drive and choosing us as this year’s recipient.

WJHG

Food for Fines: Local libraries waive fees for donations

News Herald

Library, Rescue Mission partner with Food for Fines drive

The Bay County Public Library is asking patrons to dig into their pantry, rather than their pocketbook, to resolve outstanding library fines through their Food for Fines food drive.

Running until April 21, the drive lets patrons wipe away $1 in unpaid fines for every item of nonperishable food donated. Sarah Burris, the library’s marketing coordinator, said the event is a great way for people to even out their balance and donate to a good cause, as all the food will be given to the Panama City Rescue Mission.

Annual Easter Banquet & 45th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you, Panama City News Herald, WJHG, and WMBB, for coming out and covering the event.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

News Herald

Rescue Mission celebrates Easter, 45th Anniversary

Panama City Rescue Mission Board of Directors Member and Founder, Rev. Henry Hazard, serves those in need at the annual Easter banquet.

WJHG

Panama City Rescue Mission celebrates 45 years of service

Community members in need enjoy a delicious, hot meal at the Panama City Rescue Mission’s annual Easter banquet.

PCRM holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new permaculture garden

Rescue Mission garden growing the community

The News Herald

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rescue Mission garden growing the community

“I call it a bed of miracles,” Rescue Mission President and CEO Thurman Chambers said. “It’s really going to make a difference in our program and our community.”

The garden, based on a master plan developed by horticulture expert and pastor Phil Burton, features rows of sweet potatoes, okra and zucchini as well as beds of English peas, peppers, kale and more. The permaculture design of the garden mimics nature’s ecosystems and is designed to be self-sustaining.

Big Jim’s Walk on the Road to Recovery

WLTZ

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Big Jim’s Walk on the Road to Recovery

An anti-addiction advocate is marching through Columbus today on his way to Canada.

Big Jim’s Walk started in Panama City, Florida the day he got out of recovery for substance abuse.

Jim Downs hopes his cross-country trek sparks honest conversation about addiction and shatters myths about the illness.

Jim Downs celebrates sobriety with hike across U.S.

WRBL

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Man celebrates sobriety with hike across U.S.

Big Jim’s Walk Takes Him to Dothan

WDHN

Friday, February 10, 2017

Big Jim made it to Dothan, AL Friday on his Appalachian Trail journey and was interviewed by WDHN.

 

Big Jim sets off on cross-country walk

The News Herald

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

After finding purpose and sobriety at the Panama City Rescue Mission, “Big Jim” Downs on Wednesday began a 2,000-mile journey to raise awareness of addition and recovery services.

Big Jim sets off on cross-country walk

Capital Campaign Ad – Bethel Rendering

The News Herald

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Did you see our advertisement in Sunday’s Panama City News Herald? It discusses our upcoming renovations.

Interested in helping us grow and continue to succeed? Consider becoming part of our Capital Campaign. See the ad for details.

Bay County Temperatures Drop – PCRM Shelter Open

Big Jim prepares for journey of a lifetime

WJHG

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Big Jim prepares for journey of a lifetime 

Big Jim’s Walk-A-Bout set for Saturday

The News Herald

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Big Jim’s Walk-A-Bout set for Saturday

PANAMA CITY – A 3.6-mile walk to raise awareness of addiction and one man’s upcoming journey will take off at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Big Jim’s Walk-A-Bout for Addiction Awareness will begin at the Panama City Rescue Mission, 609 Allen Ave. in Panama City and proceed 3.6 miles through Panama City. There is a $20 fee to join the Walk-A-Bout, which will benefit Big Jim’s Walk, a February trek up the Appalachian Trail by Jim “Big Jim” Downs, a graduate of the mission’s recovery program.

To sign up and learn more about Big Jim’s Appalachian Trail walk, go to www.bigjimswalk.com.

Panama City Rescue Mission Permaculture Garden

WJHG

Friday, January 13, 2017

Panama City Rescue Mission Permaculture Garden

PC Rescue Mission Garden of Growth

WJHG

Friday, January 13, 2017

PC Rescue Mission Garden of Growth

Panama City Rescue Mission’s Doors Open for Homeless…

Rescue Mission serves meals and hope at Christmas Eve banquet

WJHG

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Panama City Rescue Mission made sure no one in the community went hungry this Christmas Eve.

Volunteers served plates full of food for anyone who showed up at their annual Christmas Eve Banquet today… All surrounded by music and laughter.

The Rescue Mission also gave away toys so kids could have a brighter Christmas.

Sandy Illevski, a volunteer, comes down from Canada to vacation in Panama City Beach every year, but makes sure to make time during the holiday to help those in need.

“I feel that God’s blessed our family and we’ve had good jobs and we’re able to come here on vacation and I’d like everybody to experience what I feel with my kids on Christmas morning.”

The Panama City Rescue Mission focuses on outreach for the homeless and offers free breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

Rescue Mission serves meals and hope at Christmas Eve banquet 

Rescue Mission Benefits from $20,000 Donation

The News Herald

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rescue Mission benefits from $20,000 donation 

Sharky’s Raises 20k for Panama City Rescue Mission

WMBB

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Panama City Rescue Mission is $20,000 richer thanks to help from the community. Bay Helping Bay is an event series that benefits Bay County charities and non-profits. This year, Sharky’s beach front restaurant teamed up to raise money for the Panama City Rescue Mission. Mission representatives say they’re beyond grateful and looking forward to putting the money to good use to help the homeless get back on their feet in our community. “We believe in the Rescue Mission. They have a role to serve in this county so we’re proud to be part of what they do and help them raise money for their services and their programs.” “It means a lot to us, especially as a non-profit and as a christian organization. And us not taking government funding sometimes it get pretty thin for us so we’re so grateful for that.” The Rescue Mission says they’ll put the money toward their programs and some facility renovations.

Sharky’s Raises 20k for Panama City Rescue Mission

Sharky’s Raises Money for Panama City Rescue Mission

WMBB

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sharky’s in Panama City Beach is letting people eat good food…for a good cause. The restaurant hosted one of it’s Bay Helping Bay events all day today. 100-percent of the proceeds from meals today will go to the Panama City Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission focuses on providing help for the city‘s homeless. Sharky’s hosts several other Bay Helping Bay events throughout the year, all benefiting Bay County foundations and non profits. So far, Sharky’s has raised almost 20-thousand dollars for the local community through these events.

Sharky’s Fundraiser for Panama City Rescue Mission

Sharky’s Fundraiser for Panama City Rescue Mission

WMBB

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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The Panama City Rescue Mission Director of Development, Michelle Price, middle left, and Sharky’s Restaurant Marketing Coordinator, Grant Wittstruck, middle right, were interviewed by News Channel 13 this morning to discuss the Sharky’s fundraiser tomorrow for the Mission.

Eat at Sharky’s between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 15, 2016, and 100% of the food proceeds go to the Panama City Rescue Mission! #BayHelpingBay

Sharky’s Fundraiser for Panama City Rescue Mission

Panama City Rescue Mission Holds Recovery Graduation

WMBB

December 4, 2016

It was graduation day for six people in Panama City this morning. but they weren’t necessarily graduating from a school, rather into a new way of living life – with the help of the Panama City Rescue Mission. The new grads have spent that past year in the recovery program at the Rescue Mission. It includes an intensive 36 weeks of classes and exit plan. This morning, each graduate presented their own testimony to the congregation of First United Methodist Church, detailing what each has learned in their time at the Mission. James Downs – mostly known as Big Jim to those who know him – talked about his newfound outlook on life. James ‘Big Jim’ Downs, Panama City Rescue Mission graduate “to be sober for a year, over a year now, it’s all new. So it’s like learning how to walk again. I’m learning everything over. And I have had so much love and support and encouragement. It’s just been absolutely amazing. I didn’t know that this is how life is intended to be.” This is the 15th graduation the Panama City Rescue Mission has held.

Panama City Rescue Mission Recovery Graduation

Panama City Rescue Mission Recovery Graduation

WJHG

December 5, 2016

Six people graduated into their next step of recovery… completing the Panama City Rescue Mission and Bethel Villages’s addiction recovery programs Sunday. As News Channel 7’s Samantha Read shows us… these graduates turned their lives around… and are encouraging others to do the same. For 1 year… I came to Panama City Rescue Mission a broke beat down man.” ….one month.. “He has hope” ….and 16 days.. “He knows that he has a purpose” .. Jim Downs “everyone calls me Big Jim” …has been a member of the Panama City Rescue Mission’s recovery program… it’s an answer to prayer.” .. and – now he graduates. “It’s the best day ever” “for the first time in my life I‘ve completed something, I’ve completed the beginning of my journey.” Big Jim says he’s battled addiction for 34 years…. “you’ve got to know who you are and understand who you are.” …with no where to go, and nothing to lose… “I was afraid I would never see my brother again I was afraid he would die.” ..Jim chose recovery with the help of God. I‘ve seen his struggles, I’ve seen his walks. This guy has gets up and he may have some bruises and scars but he keeps going.” keep going—– “he is more alive now then he has been since he was a child.” …..it’s a message he plans to share with others battling the disease.. “There’s life after addiction there’s life after recovery and there’s hope.” ….as he gets ready to walk to the Appalachian trails and beyond.. “because if it wasn’t for the Panama City Rescue Mission and their free long term recovery I wouldn’t be sober today.” ….Turning his once mess into a message… “Jimmy was born with the gift of gab” … for others. “I urge the community to start talking about the problem and be a part of the solution in Panama City, Samantha Read News Channel 7. m has created a campaign called “Big Jim’s Walk” to spread awareness about recovery and addiction. He says he’ll begin his journey from the Rescue Misison on February 1st and walk his message across country.

Panama City Rescue Mission Recovery Graduation

Addiction recovery graduate plans to spread his message around the country

WJHG

December 4, 2016

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“The Panama City Rescue Mission alongside Bethel Village graduated six members of their addiction recovery programs Sunday afternoon.”

Addiction recovery graduate plans to spread his message around the country

Panama City Rescue Mission Holds Recovery Graduation

WMBB

December 4, 2016

“It was graduation day for six people in Panama City Sunday morning. But they weren’t necessarily graduating from a school, but rather into a new way of living life with the help of the Panama City Rescue Mission.”

Panama City Rescue Mission Holds Recovery Graduation

Panama City Rescue Mission feeds hundreds for Thanksgiving

WJHG

November 24, 2016

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

More than 100 Volunteers Feed those Less Fortunate for Thanksgiving

WMBB

November 24, 2016

WMBB Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG

November 25, 2016

The Panama City Rescue Mission was home to more than 700 people on Thanksgiving. Each year, workers at the Mission and the community partner together to create a free feast for those less fortunate. More than 100 volunteers of all ages came out yesterday to wait on the guests hand and foot.. some left the Mission with full stomachs and others with full hearts. 

“The commitment to be able to come out here on their thanksgiving where they could be home with their friends and family and just wait on us hand and foot that to me just speaks volumes.” The Panama City Rescue Mission says they’re thankful for all of the community’s support yesterday and tell us they’re now getting ready for the Christmas season.

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WMBB Thanksgiving Coverage

WMBB

November 25, 2016

Across town, another generous group of people served up hearty meals. the Panama City Rescue Mission held its annual Thanksgiving feast. Guests enjoyed the classic favorites including mashed potatoes… dressing… and of course… turkey. This year, organizers say they had so much interest from the community that they actually had to turn volunteers away because they didn’t have enough jobs for them.

WMBB Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG

November 25, 2016

The Mission has two separate seatings throughout the day.. I went to the Mission yesterday where I saw a gift greater than full stomach. It’s here in the courtyard of the Panama City Rescue Mission… we have been planning for about two months now.” ….more than 700 strangers “even this year, we had to turn some volunteers away.” …will be waited on hand and foot… “the service is awesome and the food was great.” That’s a lot of food enjoy. .. as they enjoy a free thanksgiving meal… – they’re getting fancy they’re going to bring dessert trays around to all the tables. …..together.

“Seems like it fits the meaning of the “it makes me feel special to holiday.” Know that I’ve been part of it.” and for some of those less fortunate guests…the chance meeting I‘m Kathleen, hi couldn’t have come at a better time. ” “It changes your whole attitude about these kinds of situations. Some say the feeling is mutual on this day of thanks “it’s nice to meet people and hear about their situations.”

As the roles that are familiar to those fortunate…. – thank you “I know I’m privileged and fortunate enough to have my own home and be able to provide meals for my family and people cant do that so i believe in giving back. …are reversed.” “The commitment to be able to come out here on their thanksgiving where they could be home with their friends and family and just wait on us hand and foot that to me just speaks volumes.”

And on this day, every year… strangers, become friends. The food becomes conversation and those who give thanks for only having a little.. receive so much more. “I want to thank everybody that did all this who ever you are may god bless you and return to you 100 fold that you’ve given to the people here today, amen. In Panama City, Samantha Read, News Channel 7, the Panama City Rescue Mission says they’re thankful for all of the community’s support. Now, they’ll be getting ready for the Christmas season.

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WMBB Thanksgiving Day Interviews

WMBB

November 24, 2016

Across town, another generous group of people served up a hearty meal for those in need. The Panama City Rescue Mission held their annual event today. News 13’s Tiffany Jackson joins us live in our studio with this story. So Tiffany, they had a packed house? Tiffany Jackson, reporter: They did, Jerry, all of their staff and more than 100 volunteers joined forces today to help give those less fortunate a proper Thanksgiving meal.

For most Americans… Thanksgiving is a time of overflowing tables of food… and people counting their many blessings. Here in panama city… volunteers gave their time and opened their hearts to help those who often wonder where their next meal will come from. “It’s something they love to do.”

The Panama City Rescue Mission hosted dozens of people for their annual Thanksgiving feast… complete with the classic favorites including mashed potatoes… dressing… and of course… turkey. And it was all served up by more than 100 volunteers… including one… who took time out of her vacation to serve.

Sandra Hughes, volunteer from Greenville, SC: “I have a heart for people and, back in South Carolina, I am very involved and active in my church and in giving and I just wanted to be around other people who I just felt like that needed to hear the good word of Jesus.” Sandra Hughes has been in Panama City Beach all November, but isn’t expecting family to come down until this weekend… so she’s thankful she didn’t have to be alone this Thanksgiving. Sandra Hughes, volunteer from Greenville, SC: “I’d have probably stayed at the condo and just not… wishing my family was going to be here, now I feel like I’m around a whole lot of family.”

Sandra is just one of the many volunteers waiting on the Mission‘s guests hand and foot. President and CEO Thurman Chambers says this year the interest from the community was overwhelming. Thurman Chambers, Rescue Mission President/CEO: “We had to turn some people away, volunteers, and today we’ll probably have over 100. you just can’t find enough jobs.” Truly putting the “giving” in Thanksgiving… Sandra Hughes, volunteer from Greenville, SC: “I’m just thankful to be here and blessed that I could be here and able to serve other people.” Tiffany Jackson, reporter: The Mission says, while the volunteers are there, they go ahead and get them signed up for another big day of the year – Christmas.

Thanksgiving Day Interviews

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG

November 24, 2016

The Panama City Rescue Mission … completed its mission of filling bellies and hearts at its annual Thanksgiving dinner. while some locals were up early preparing for a thanksgiving feast.

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG Thanksgiving Interview with Thurman Chambers, PCRM CEO

WJHG

November 24, 2016

WJHG Thanksgiving Day Interview

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG

November 24, 2016

Thank you, Billy’s Oyster Bar!  

The staff at Billy’s Oyster Bar packed up to-go boxes full of all the leftovers and brought it to the Rescue Mission this afternoon.

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG

November 24, 2016

Back at home…. the Panama City Rescue Mission was home to more than 700 people on this Thanksgiving afternoon… each year workers at the Mission and the community partner together to create a free feast for those less fortunate.

More than 100 volunteers of all ages gave up their Thanksgiving to wait on the guests hand and foot.. some left the Mission with full stomachs and others with full hearts. 

“The commitment to be able to come out here on their Thanksgiving where they could be home with their friends and family and just wait on us hand and foot that to me just speaks volumes.”

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG

November 24, 2016

Across town, another generous group of people served up a hearty meal for those in need. The Panama City Rescue Mission held their annual Thanksgiving feast today. The volunteers served the guests the classic favorites including mashed potatoes… dressing… and, of course,… turkey.

This year organizers say they had so much interest from the community that they actually had to turn volunteers away because they didn’t have enough jobs for them.

Many volunteers are from local churches and organizations, but one woman took time out of her vacation to come serve. Sandra Hughes, volunteer from Greenville, SC: “I have a heart for people and, back in South Carolina, I am very involved and active in my church and in giving and I just wanted to be around other people who I just felt like that needed to hear the good word of Jesus.”

The Mission says Thanksgiving is always one of their busiest days of the year.

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

WJHG Thanksgiving Announcement

WJHG

November 22, 2016

If you’re in need of a warm meal this Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled list of local businesses that’ll be giving out free food on Thursday. In Panama City, the Rescue Mission will host its Thanksgiving banquet from 11 am until 2. 

WJHG Thanksgiving Coverage

Bethel Village Hosts Christmas open house and fundraiser

WJHG

November 19, 2016

Bethel Village Women's and Children's Home opened up its doors to the public Saturday from 2 p.m. until 7.p.m. for a Christmas open house and fundraiser. The event, formerly known as the annual, "Festival Of Trees," raises money to support the needs of the women and children at Bethel Village.
The event, formerly known as the annual, “Festival Of Trees,” raises money to support the needs of the women and children at Bethel Village.

“We really felt like we wanted to bring the people here to Bethel so they know exactly where their money is going so that they can see what they’re donating for, meet the women in the program, meet the staff and meet the Proverbs 31 ladies.” – Liz Creswell, Proverbs 31 Guild President, said.

WJHG News Story

WMBB Covers Bethel Village Christmas Open House

WMBB

November 19, 2016

“Staying in Panama City, the Bethel Village women and children’s ministry of the Panama City Rescue Mission hosting its Christmas open house and fundraiser today. Visitors were able to bid on various items including wreaths, decorated Christmas trees, and a large variety of clothing and jewelry. The event was formally known as the festival of trees and held at locations like the Marina Civic Center. But this year, organizers held the fundraiser at the house so visitors could see how their donations directly impact the women and children living at the home. ” It’s been a total life changer for me; I can go back out and be with my children, get a job and be a functioning member of society,” said Joyia Connor. The money raised from the fundraiser helps with the day-to-day running costs of the house and programs.”
 
Video at link.

Christmas Open House, auction to showcase Bethel Village

News Herald

November 17, 2016

Ginger Moore and Carol Gorin view a tree decorated with butterflies during the 2015 Festival of Trees. This year, Bethel Village is moving the fundraiser to its home base, inviting the community for an open house.
Ginger Moore and Carol Gorin view a tree decorated with butterflies during the 2015 Festival of Trees. This year, Bethel Village is moving the fundraiser to its home base, inviting the community for an open house.

Christmas Open House, auction to showcase Bethel Village

Bethel Village Christmas Open House

WJHG

November 17, 2016

 

Don't be a Grinch! Come out to Bethel Village of Panama City Rescue Mission for their Open House Christmas Fundraiser this weekend! 🎅🏼🎄 It's on Saturday, November 19th from 2-7pm at Bethel Village, the money raised will go towards supporting women and children in our community.
Don’t be a Grinch! Come out to Bethel Village of Panama City Rescue Mission for their Open House Christmas Fundraiser this weekend! 🎅🏼🎄 It’s on Saturday, November 19th from 2-7pm at Bethel Village, the money raised will go towards supporting women and children in our community.

Bethel Village Christmas Open House

Bethel Village to host “Christmas Village” open house fundraiser

WJHG

November 17, 2016

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Bethel Village, along with Proverbs 31, is hosting a Christmas Village open house to raise funds for their women and children’s shelter.
This Saturday, November 19th, the community is invited out to Bethel Village for an afternoon of fun and auctions. It all kicks off at 2 p.m. and will wrap up at 7 p.m.
WJHG Interview with Liz Creswell, Proverbs 31 President

 

Bay County honors veterans with parades, flag lines

News Herald

November 11, 2016

ar-161119550“During a speech at the Rescue Mission, Army veteran Bill Price, now an attorney in Panama City, reflected on the difficulties veterans face when returning to civilian life. Every veteran returned home with a little something left behind, he said, and while the military instills a sense of responsibility and worth, that changes when veterans leave.

‘When you leave you don’t have any power,’ Price said, ‘and you don’t have any brothers and sisters. You’re alone. … That can be depressing. We owe it to one another to be there, to listen, to help, to understand.'”

Bay County honors veterans with parades, flag lines

 

Raising a Community

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Panama City Rescue Mission plants self sustaining organic garden.

Rescue Mission addresses hunger through Family Food Fridays

News Herald

June 17, 2016

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Donated bread from Publix is included in the free food offered for families every Friday during the summer at the Panama City Rescue Mission. (Heather Leiphart | The News Herald)

Rescue Mission addresses hunger through Family Food Fridays

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

Panama City Rescue Mission Graduation at Record Breaking Number

WMBB
March 20, 2016
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“The road to recovery at the Panama City Rescue Mission complete with a walk across the stage.”

Panama City Rescue Mission Graduation at Record Breaking Number 

Girl Scouts give back to Bethel Village

WJHG

January 23, 2016

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The local Girl Scouts made over a part of the Panama City Rescue Mission’s Bethel Village shelter for women. But what they’re learning is worth more than any merit badge.

Girl Scouts give back to Bethel Village

 

 

Road to recovery: local woman uses faith based recovery program

November 23, 2015

recovery12WJHG Article – Road to Recovery

 

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      Turning over a new leaf: Panama City Rescue Mission graduation

      “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 »
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      From the desk of Grant B. Wittstruck, iCast Interactive PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (November 24, 2015) — Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant presented a check today for $6,575 that was raised during the 2nd Bay Helping Bay charity event held to honor the Panama CityRescue Mission. The mission of the Panama City Rescue …Read More »
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    What’s behind the Festival of Trees

    November 15, 2013

    What’s behind the trees?

    “Many people may have heard about the Festival of Trees, which is celebrating its 10th annual event in 2013, but may not be quite sure what the event is all about.   Festival of Trees raises awareness of and funds for the Rescue Mission’s Bethel Village, and gives women like Cheryl, the opportunity to clean up their life and be reunited with their children, making a fresh start for their families.”