Following Jesus… Serving The Homeless


GREAT JOB First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze!

Thank you First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze for sharing a portion of your summer serving at the Mission. You’ve made a difference today in the lives of our homeless neighbors!  Donations sorted, priced and merchandised today will help to provide many meals and nights of shelter for our homeless neighbors in the coming weeks.

Girl Scouts Serve Crestview Thrift Store


The plight of a fictional snowbound Scandinavian kingdom inspired a local Girl Scouts troop to assist residents affected by regional springtime floods.

The Waterfront Rescue Mission now has a bin of blankets, clothing and personal hygiene products to provide residents thanks to Crestview Troop 676 members.

Four of the troop’s Brownies spearheaded the project, parent troop leader Amanda Converse said.

“The idea came from ‘Frozen,’” she said, referring to the 2013 Disney film. “In the movie, the town got frozen over and people needed blankets. Our girls realized that flood victims in our own town might need help, too.”

Brownie Tessa Campbell, 8, placed calls to several local charities, and determined that the South Ferdon Boulevard thrift store needed donations the most, Converse said.

Brownie Kaylee Gjesdal, 7, created a flier to solicit donations while Brownie Genesis Jimenez-Chavez, 7, arranged a drop-off location at St. Mark United Methodist Church.

With the aid of older Girl Scouts and younger Daisies — girls who will advance to Brownie next year — bag after bag of donated materials tumbled into an oversized bin last week.

“They filled it up!” store manager Felicia Davis said. “I was so proud of them. It’s really great to have that community involvement.” (Story courtesy of Brian Hughes of the Crestview News Bulletin; Published: Monday, June 16, 2014)


SOSA Volunteers at Milton Bargain Center


A “BIG” shout out to SOSA (Spouses Of Student Aviators- Whiting Field) for volunteering at our Milton Thrift Store this week.  Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for being committed to serving the “least of these” within our community by volunteering at the Mission!  Your hard work and friendly smiles helped to provide food, clothing, shelter, individual counseling and career development services “free of charge” for the Gulf Coast homeless, addicted and poor.


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