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Lexington Rescue Mission Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

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.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kaleb H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lexington Rescue Mission is a place whose love knows no bounds. Week in and week out they passionately help those in need across many walks of life. As volunteer, I see people walk into the mission every week with their heads down not knowing where to turn or who to ask for help. They walk in feeling defeated and hopeless. But after prayer and meeting with a resource coordinator, I see these same people leave the mission with their head held high and renewed hope. The Rescue Mission is a beacon of hope where time and time again people experience transformation as they move from one life season to the next.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering serving lunch at LRM a little over a year ago in March of 2017. I really didn’t know what to expect, but after serving lunch a couple of times, I felt so blessed by the sweet people who I served. I have enjoyed conversations & getting to know several of the regular attendees and many of us have shared life experiences which has helped to make my visits even more rewarding. In some instances we have had the opportunity to pray together. In more cases than not, they have made it a point to tell me that they would keep me in their prayers! All I can say is, this has been an invaluable experience of becoming a better person, listener, and feeling that I could be an extension of God’s love. I am humbled and exalted all at once by simply serving lunch.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been volunteering here for 12 years & we have seen so many lives changed because of the Mission. The chains of addiction broken, housing made possible for those living in shelters, clothing, meals & bible studies. Most importantly, a place where people feel welcomed & know they are genuinely cared for. From just conversations to prayer- the guests experience the love of God through all who work & serve here. They are always treated with compassion & respect. This is why we have been serving for 12 years & hope for many more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a joy to volunteer at the LRM. The staff there have become my friends and they care so much about their volunteers and the people they serve. It's an amazing, loving environment and it makes you want to come back time and time again. They offer such a range of services for people in our community and I'm proud to say I'm a part of their organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LRM is a total blessing to so many people, clients, volunteers, staff and all that enter their doors. I have seen many lives transformed from hopeless to hopeful, joyful and able to dream again. LRM ministers to the full person, believing that prayer works and thereby meeting needs that seem impossible to most people.
I talked to a couple yesterday, that went through a hopeless situation and they are now married, have a place to live and both work at Walmart. Their lives have truly been transformed by the aid and assistance that they received through the mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at the Lexington Rescue Mission a little over a year ago. The staff is full of love and dedicated to being the hands and feet of Christ in the community, while transforming lives. I'm often amazed at the programs, services, and resources that the organization freely offers to those who are in need. This is an amazing organization that has and continues to impact the lives of so many.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I took a tour of the Lexington Rescue Mission about 13 years ago. During that tour we learned of the lives that were being positively impacted through service, ministry and prayer. We were led to become involved in serving lunch and helping a bit at the Potter's house and volunteering as needed.

We have both served on the board of directors and highly recommend LRM as a wonderful place to volunteer and serve.

1 Renee D.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great place to work and always trying to do everything to help clients!

1 Janice Sherly V.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Lexington Rescue Mission for over 10 years now. I can tell you hands down these people walk the walk! They are compassionate, hardworking people making a difference in our city! I will always support their efforts with my time and resources.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

We moved here 15 years ago with not much in our pockets, but with hearts that wanted to give someway to our community. We were introduced to the Mission from a friend-of-a-friend. They knew we didn't have a lot of money, but we had some time and hearts full of love. We (my husband and young boys at the time) started "feeding" the homeless. HA! They had no clue that they were feeding us! A church we later joined started an outreach to the mission, so we were involved in that, too! Even now, when my kids come home for spring break or summer (from college!) and need volunteer hours, they always choose the Mission first. Saying that they have wonderful memories there. Please, donate, give your time and talents to this amazing organization! You will not regret it!!

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1 Beverly Olds C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lexington Rescue Mission is a Christ centered organization that has a burden for the lost. In that burden they provide many physical needs by helping so many people find jobs, provide a meal, pay their bills, find shelter and clothing and return to a stable lifestyle.

Kerri Middleton B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I took a tour of the mission a year or so ago, did the walk for warmth and I am truly amazed and inspired about all the good they do for those less fortunate in Lexington. The Lexington Women of the Moose is proud and honored to be able to donate to such an amazing organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

How many workplaces do you know of where the staff arrives early to pray together? The Lexington Rescue Mission does this, and it is completely voluntary. I had the opportunity to get to know the leadership in this ministry over the course of a few years through volunteering and working alongside them on a downtown project. I'm pleased to share that it is full of street saints who practice in their personal lives what they say and do in their ministry. Full of Psalm 78:72 leadership. Strong ministries are the result of strong leaders. The Rescue Mission is led with humility.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of partnering with the Lexington Rescue Mission for the past several years for various events, and the love and care they show for each person who walks through the Mission doors is evident in all aspects of their ministry.

Sam_50

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my time at the LRM, I discovered a dedicated group of servant minded folks. The staff go above and beyond a 9-5 and provide a leaning work enviorment which makes it possible to get the real work done.

Elizabeth226

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization occupied by amazing people. If you ever get a chance to volunteer (or even better, work with) LRM, do yourself a favor and do it! You won't regret the change you make in people's lives. It was an honor to work there!

Client Served

Rating: 4

The LRM helped change my life around. They were there to point the direction for me at a time in my life when I felt my life wasn't my own. They pointed me to numerous resources and organizations that help not only put the pieces of my life back together again but helped me make life long friendships and taught me how to reach out to others in need. Love this organization and all it's wonderful employees and volunteers.

Risa R.

Donor

Rating: 4

If I had not worked at the Rescue Mission and had I not witnessed first hand the greatness that goes on behind its doors and walls, perhaps I would never know. They truly do good for goodness sake and not for fame or fortune. Every cent and every moment and every effort is mission focused and driven. I'm proud to be a donor and supporter of this wonderful organization where people are passionate about ending homelessness and spreading God's love.

Greg74

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an awesome place. I have been working in ministry for over 21 years and I have never seen more loving and decicated people than the staff of the Rescue Mission. Full time and volunteers work tirelessly to provide and care for their cleints and the community of Lexington. If you have not visited them, then you must. If you are not supporting them, then you should. If you are not praying for them, you should start! Bottom line, Lexington Rescue Mission is doing, sharing, and showing the love of God on a day to day basis.
Gregory Wilhite,
Military Ministry, KY

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Ryan Farris I was at the Lexington Rescue Mission from 2009 to 20010 when I arrived at the Mission I was a broken man. The staff treated me with dignity and respect, even though I had very little of these things for my self I had struggled with drugs and alcohol most of my adult life. I learned to trust God at the Mission. The curriculum and fellowship at the Mission was based on the teachings of Jesus Christ . I learned new life skills and how to properly study Gods word. The mentorship provided by Christian men like Steve, Chip and Charles was just what I needed. I stayed at the Poters house for a year. When I left I had a job a car and most importantly a new relationship with Christ. After leaving I would return to a life of drugs and alcohol but it was easy to get back on track because while at the Mision the foundation was laid. I would quickly get back on track. By Gods grace and mercy I celebrate 5 years clean and sober. There are so many things I could say about the Mission. However, it can be best sad that God used the Mission to save my life!

Mike189

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We do a lot of ministry with the Rescue Mission . They are a big help with the less fortunate in Lexington. I thank God for their heart to serve.

Michael Miller
Bread of Life ministries