Roanoke’s Rescue Mission is the recipient of a grant from Bank of America. The $13,500 donation will be used to the Rescue Mission operate. This donation is enough to run the mission for over 28 hours.
Here is the press release from The Rescue Mission.
Roanoke, VA (December 12, 2012) – Bank of America has awarded a grant of $13,500 to The Rescue Mission. The money will be used to operate the Rescue Mission for a little more than one day. Bank of America has presented this gift through their “Critical Needs Grant” because they value the Rescue Mission’s presence in the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Joy Sylvester-Johnson said “Mission work happens one day at a time.
We never know who will be in crisis, but we need to be ready with safe shelter, good food and medical attention, so gifts that cover a day of Mission are really important to help us keep the doors of the Mission open. The grant is representative of the financial amount needed to operate the Rescue Mission for one full day of services.”
The Rescue Mission of Roanoke, located at 402 Fourth Street SE, is a 501(C)(3) grassroots organization serving as a Christian Crisis Intervention Center for Southwestern Virginia. Receiving no government funding of any kind, the Rescue Mission is supported by the generous donations of our community partners. Since 1948, The Rescue Mission has consistently served all people in need regardless of race, creed, gender, age, or ethnicity. For more information about the Rescue Mission, please visit www.rescuemission.net, or call (540) 343-7227.
Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America has several core areas of focus concerning Corporate Social Responsibility, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture.