LEXINGTON RESCUE MISSION INC

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 444 Glen Arvin Ave. P.O. Box 1050 Lexington KY 40588 USA

Mission: Lexington Rescue Mission exists to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered ministry that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area.
Target demographics: hurting people
Direct beneficiaries per year: serve 40,135 meals to the hungry, provide 1,112 people with free clothing, assist 68 people with transportation, provide 682 free medical visits for the uninsured, prevent 80 families from eviction, prevent 74 families from having their utiltiies shut off, provide transitional housing to 89 men and women, prepare 48 people for employment, provide 883 people with resource referral, case management and couseling, and minister to 1,601 people through chapel, small groups and pastoral care
Geographic areas served: Lexington, Kentucky
Programs: food, clothing, health care, emergency financial assistance, transitional housing, employment training, case management, pastoral counseling, and spiritual care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with this ministry for several years now. The ministry from year to year has been constant in their focus on the people and of their needs. As a volunteer they are appreciative and remember your name and past involvements in the different ministries available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first became acquainted with LRM through volunteering at their Thanksgiving meal. I became a regular volunteer, then came on as a staff member for a brief time. The Mission is truly Christ-centered, prayer-driven, and 100% for its clients.

It's a great place to serve or be served.

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Rating: 4 stars  

My family and I have volunteered with the Lexington Rescue Mission on several occasions. I have been beyond impressed and amazed by the work the mission does for the community. They are a blessing and we are honored to be able to serve along side of these great people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became interested in the Lexington Rescue Mission after hearing testimonials from some of their clients at a banquet. It was very moving to hear how the Mission had opened up to them, helped them find a job, help with their rent, fed them and now they are on the road to recovery in many aspects of their lives. In a busy world it is an honor to devote time to such a wonderful place.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have supported the Lexington Rescue Mission for many years when several of the guys from the recovery program walked a few blocks to attend church with us. I'm blessed to get to call them friends. It's so inspirational to attend their graduations to see how God has used the folks at LRM to grow these men toward faith, family and sobriety. I've also been able to volunteer at the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. What a joy! I am confident my meager donations will be used to bring love and healing to many hurting people in Lexington.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering at the Mission over 10 years ago, and I have been donating money also. This place does all in the name of Jesus Christ. They serve wonderful meals to anyone in the community, as well as providing housing for homeless men. I started working 8 years ago, and have not been able to volunteer regularly since then, but the mission has grown and expanded its services to the community in so many ways! It's a privilege to be able to support them in any way!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lexington Rescue Mission is an awesome place. My son and I have volunteered there for a few years now in several didn't things. As a 9 yr old he loves it. He loves to serve the people and hear there stories. I have also taken many of my friends who aren't religious , but now love to serve cause of th love and help shown and seen at the mission. The staff is awesome. Like a huge family. We see all sorts of people who ask for help and volunteer and it's great how the reactions are when they are treat like humans and not anything less. This is a great place and I would love to see it grow in our community as it's grown on me...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I got the privilege to serve a meal and to donate to this wonderful organization. They help so many people and I am proud to be able to help them help others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I personally know Jim Connell, the Executive Director. He has a heart for the down and out of the Lexington Community. The Mission does a great service to the community by offering not just a hand out but a hand up. They have a variety of programs that they offer to both men and women. It is not just a hot meal and a place to stay for the night. They really want to help people get on the path to recovery and to be self-sustaining. They offer their services to all in need and do it all on a very tight budget. The Mission is a vital part of the Lexington Community. They have a great staff who work hard to serve those in need. I have visited the mission and you will not find a more friendly staff anywhere else. They are dedicated to the mission and vision of the organization and work hard to see that everyone who shows up at the door is helped in some way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do more PR so that more folks in the community know about the fine work the mission is doing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a pastor of a church here in Lexington and have had experiences with Lexington Rescue Mission for the past seven years. I have volunteered as a teacher, helped serve meals, and other activities and always found them to be exemplary in their organization and the attitudes that teach servant ministry. Some of our people have asked where they could volunteer and they always bring back positive feedback about the experience and the dedication of the staff. I also have engaged in ministry and friendship with those who have been served and they have a deep gratitude for the LRM. They fill a need here that is unique and vital, and it comes from the hearts of Jim and Becky and their sacrifice to God.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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