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Causes: Addictive Disorders, Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Programs, Homeless & Housing, Mental Health

Mission: The purpose of the Springfield Rescue Mission since 1892 has been to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted, and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.

Target demographics: the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 6,500 men women and children

Geographic areas served: the Greater Springfield area

Programs: Emergency Shelter, Rehabilitation Program, Transitional Living Program, Emergency Service Programs: Give Away Center, Public Breakfast, Operation SONshine mobile feeding program, holiday meals - all free of charge!

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a long time donor and volunteer, the Mission is very close to my heart. I have a family member that could benefit from the Mission, but unfortunately, he is not in the area. I admit to starting my volunteer work and financial support for selfish reasons - it simply made me feel as if I were helping my Brother. I soon came to realize the joy it brings me to work with the staff in this ministry. I have seen first hand the transformation of many of the men that have gone through the 12 month program - and will continue to support this Christian organization in any way I can.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a local area Pastor of Music & Worship and I have had several opportunities to serve at the mission. They are an have been an example of faithfulness and generosity through the years and their recovery program is well run and thorough. They have made a major impact for good not only on the men who regularly find shelter and healing from life's storms but also on the community at large with their Thanksgiving meals, Operation Sunshine runs (which distribute food to needy family within Springfield) and their program to collect school materials packed in a backpack for underprivileged children beginning their school year.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for two years serving dinner once a week at the Springfield Rescue Mission. This Mission has a staff, especially Mr. Willoughby, that clearly cares about all the residents in every way. Their goal is to assist the residents with finding jobs and being prosperous and contributing members of society. The wonderful work this Mission does for the community is also amazing. I have also gone on Operation Sunshine trips where the Mission serves lunch to the homeless and hungry people on Springfield Streets I recommend the Springfield Rescue Mission without any hesitation,

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be able to serve and assist with meal preparation at the Springfield Rescue Mission. Everyone I have met involved with this program has been kind and grateful. I learn so much every time I go and I am sure I am enriched far beyond my small assistance each time I leave. It is rewarding to be hands on and see the immediate results of my efforts. I have also been fortunate to help a few instances with their Operation Sonshine. My connections to the people have taught me much and I grow in understanding I hope with each visit. The Rescue Mission is quite the busy place with much to do and many hands make the activities fly by with lots of smiles.
I might chop,peal, wash,serve , or whatever needs to be done. None of it is hard and all of it brings me joy.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Springfield Rescue Mission and work the phones for the Meals for the Homeless every year at Thanksgiving. It is a very rewarding experience knowing you are helping people in need. I also donate money, clothing, toiletries on a regular basis, as well as my family. I have been to their Open House and heard testimonials of how the Rescue Mission has helped people get back on track with their lives.
The entire staff their are loving and devoted people and it is a pleasure to work along side them whenever I have the opportunity. We are very lucky to have this organization in our community, and I am thankful for all that they do.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My life was changed by volunteering at the Springfield Rescue Mission. I am a practicing physician in our area and helped out with medical visits there. In reality, my best experiences were volunteering in the kitchen, with groups of teens from my church.
I was able to see and hear first-hand the impact this wonderful group of people and the grace of God made in the lives of the homeless and addicted.
One person at a time, lives are being rescued from hopelessness, and doors are being opened to faith and a new walk in life for the thousands of people who pass through the doors of this humble facility---residents, guests, and volunteers alike.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a youth pastor in town and have brought my youth on numerous occassions to volunteer with this organization. We have had a full tour of their facility and met with the man in charge. He is clearly a man of God with a heart for changing mens lives. I have been extremely impressed with what they do. Working in the kitchen with a man who went through the program himself I saw firsthand how a drug adicted homeless person got back on his feet and is now making a difference in the world.

Every year we help them pack hundreds of back packs for underprivilaged children and we also help feed the hungry with them on occasion. This is a ministry that I enjoy helping and supporting because they are doing so much good in the name of Jesus.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Springfiled Rescue Mission is Awesome.
They are involved in a number of causes Throughout the year
Men's Program for rehabiltitating the lives
Homeless Outreaches
Operation SonShine
Homeless Shelter
Daily Breakfast for the Homeless
Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinner for the Hungry
Collections of toiletries
Collections of underwear
Free Clothing store to all in need
Backpacks for the needy children for scheoll fill with school supplies
Emergnecy Food Donations those in need

It is simply the best palce to go for those in need in Westrn Massachussetts!


Review from Guidestar