Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse NY

Rating: 4.79 stars   14 reviews 460

Issues: Human Services

Location: 155 Gifford St Syracuse NY 13202 USA

Mission: Share hope, end hunger and homelessness, change lives and strengthen communities one person at a time.
Target demographics: end hunger and homelessness
Direct beneficiaries per year: 288,638 meals served and 105,685 overnight stays
Geographic areas served: Syracuse, Binghamton, Auburn and Ithaca
Programs: emergency shelter, supportive permanent housing, meal services, workforce development and case management
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 2 stars  

They pay protestants to give spiritual "care" at the Rescue Mission. I don't like that because I'm not Protestant!!!

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

Make it secular!

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the chairperson of the chairitable commitee at J.R. Clancy. We at JRC are dedicated to contributing to the Rescue Mission and do so every year.

There is no reason for anyone to be hungry or homeless anywhere. The efforts the Rescue Mission make in seeing that people in our community are taken care of are outstanding. Additionally, helping people prepare for employment, helping in finding them employment and offering hands-on job readiness is such an important and positive thing. This organization is such an important part of our community and we are very happy to contribute in their continued success moving forward.

Jody P.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the past two years, Vestal United Methodist Church has been sending three ladies and a meal each month to the Rescue Mission at Whitney Avenue. It has been our privilege to witness the change in the residents unfold right before our eyes. The joy that this service brings to us, outstrips the small contribution of resources and people. Our congregation supports this project enthusiastically, as one of our local missions. I am the shopper for this meal and now even the butcher is on our advisory panel! I believe that the success of the Rescue Mission is because it is a faith-based project. The residents are treated with care and respect and no one is required to believe anything. It simply is faith in action that is palpable. Even as I write this, I am smiling. Can't be helped!

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

Add a Rescue Mission for women in the Binghamton area---I will go door to door for contributions, if needed!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Rescue Mission Syracuse for several years. Started out doing small tasks which motivated me to get involved more each year. It's a fun place wo "work" and the feeling of helping others is incredible. They do so much for their clients and community. A few events I've been involved in are Walk A Mile in My Shoes, Run & Ride for the Rescue and the Annual Fall Festival for the entire community. Not only do I appreciate all they do, but the clients do as well. It is truly a LIFE CHANGING experience for all! Thank you for all you do!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a regular donor for MANY years in addition to doing the Ride for the Rescue (62-miles) each year. It goes without saying that the Rescue Mission does such a great job helping out the less fortunate in our community and helping to turn lives around for many. They also run a great & fun event with the Ride for the Rescue - and raise a lot of money to help their clients!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are an event planning and production company and have worked with the Rescue Mission on many fundraising and awareness events over the last several years. We are constantly inspired by the dedication and commitment each and every employee and volunteer has to fulfilling their mission. They truly care and are conscientious stewards of their resources. Our company chooses every year a not for profit to donate our time and resources. For the past 2 years we have chosen the Rescue Mission.

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

To lesson the burden, the need for to feed and shelter the homeless is not getting smaller.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is amazing as how this orginazation can take care of so many and get them going in the right direction. It humbles me to see how they do it. I own my business and try to help when I can. They always look happy and appreciate what little we do for them. We never feel pressured to help and to me that's why they are successful in there orginazation. It's an honor to be a small part of this group of people and volunteers.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great organization ! After taking a tour I realized the Rescue Mission is so much more than a "soup kitchen" and I was eager to volunteer. The staff is great. They make you feel very welcome and appreciated for any assistance you can give. I would highly recommend getting involved with the Rescue Mission. Lives change here.

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

cant think of anything

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a single mother of a young child (under 2) and the rescue mission has helped me by providing clothes every month for my daughter and I. This helps me out by saving money that I do not get a lot of each month. Also if i am in need of food, diapers, wipes, personal care items, they try to help out the best they can. This rescue mission really is a wonderful place and I am extremely grateful for them.

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

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with the Syracuse Rescue Mission a few years ago through my church and a friend at the Mission. My involvement has been as a volunteer and as a member of the Mission's Planned Giving Committee. They have stated their mission very clearly and have been very true to it. The management is passionate and quite capable from the board to middle management. The down trodden of Syracuse are served in wonderful ways by wonderful people. The Mission's forward vision is well thought out. It is great to be involved with this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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