In a world where selflessness and compassion seem to be increasingly rare, there are still beacons of light shining brightly, illuminating the path of kindness and empathy. Recently, lead by Angela Williams at The Swicegood Group, the company teamed up with the Winston Salem Rescue Mission to provide a Friday evening meal for members of the Rescue Mission. This collaboration speaks volumes about the power of community, empathy, and the willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need.
The Winston Salem Rescue Mission stands as a bastion of hope and support for the Triad area, catering to the diverse needs of the community. Their services, ranging from free medical and dental clinics to a food pantry and clothing ministry, touch the lives of over 6,000 individuals annually. The statistics are not just numbers; they represent real people, real families, and real struggles within our community.
The Mission's outreach is multi-faceted and impactful:
Free Medical and Dental Clinics: The Mission hosts Samaritan Clinic, staffed by volunteer doctors, dentists, and nurses, offering essential healthcare services to those who might otherwise go without.
Free Food Pantry: Providing a staggering 53,000 meals per year, the Mission ensures that hunger is alleviated, and stomachs are filled with nourishing food.
Free Clothing Ministry: Through their thrift store, the Mission distributes over 10,000 pieces of clothing, offering dignity and warmth to individuals and families in need.
Thrift Store: Beyond clothing, the thrift store offers affordable gently used items ranging from furniture to appliances, allowing individuals to access essential goods at a fraction of the cost.
The Winston Salem Rescue Mission operates as a 501(c)3 organization, relying on private donations from individuals, churches, and businesses to sustain their vital services. Remarkably, 80% of these donations directly fund the programs that assist those in need. Additionally, the Mission receives gently used donations for its thrift store, further extending its reach and impact within the community.
Integral to the Mission's success are the 400 volunteers who selflessly donate their time and energy each year. With 6,000 service visits on campus, these volunteers embody the vision of compassion and service, demonstrating a commitment to helping those who are most vulnerable in our community.
The Swicegood Group feels a corporate social responsibility for ministry-minded missions like the Winston Salem Rescue Mission. By providing a Friday evening meal, The Swicegood Group not only nourishes bodies but also nurtures spirits, fostering a sense of belonging and solidarity within the community.
"T Kyle Swicegood, Chief Operating Officer, remarked, 'When our team member Angela Williams introduced us to this ministry, our expectations were to impact others; in the end, we have been the ones who have been impacted.'"
To learn more about the Winston Salem Rescue Mission, visit their website at https://wsrescue.org/ . If you feel moved to donate, CLICK HERE