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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

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Janice Sherly V.

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Lexington Rescue Mission is a Godsend to those that need and use their services, but also those of us who serve and give. For almost 10 years my family and I choose LRM to give our time and resources. Not only because it's what we are called to do, but because every time we do, WE are blessed. The people who walk through the door who are hungry or need a little help end up brightening up the day of those who are helping them. My children have also served for all these years and they have seen that they are needed, even though they are young and as they grow, they will take that with them int the world.

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

Janssen W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found my calling as a prisoner re-entry counselor through Americorps at the Lexington Rescue Mission. From there I was fortunate to attend law school, become a public defender, and now serve in the legislature. I continue fighting for prisoner's rights... And I would have never known that was possible before I stepped into the Lexington Rescue Mission.

Benson G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of working with Lexington Rescue Mission for about 10 years. They make a huge impact in our community for the better. I dare say many people would not be alive today if not for the work of Lexington Rescue Mission. Certainly hundreds if not thousands of lives have been touched, and greatly improved by the ministries of Lexington Rescue Mission. Their reputation in Central Kentucky is second to none. I feel 100% comfortable donating my time and money to the mission because I know their integrity is above reproach. The people of Lexington are truly blessed to have a ministry of this caliber serving our community.

Lindsey25

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a former employee of the Mission, I feel I know the organization inside and out. Everyone there cares deeply about making a positive impact on the lives of the clients. We always went the extra mile. Lexington Rescue Mission is dedicated to their cause: reaching hearts and changing lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

My experience with the mission has been a great one! As a donor (of money, food, clothes and household items), I feel that they honestly do everything they can with what they are given. You know they appreciate any and all efforts. Faith is important to the Mission and that is important to me as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been my privilege to volunteer in mostly a maintenance and construction role since Lexington Rescue Mission was started. I was drawn by its founder and by its mission. I continue to volunteer there because these things have not changed. They are still striving to help others in a Christian way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to The Lexington Rescue Mission as a client. The first thing I noticed is the care and love I received. They really seemed to care about me, and they valued me as a person. I started going to "Steady Hands", and LOVED it! Before I become ill, I was volunteering at Steady Hands, and the "Walk-Ins". God bless the Rescue Mission!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.