We are currently seeking volunteers. The Bargain Center Store for the Rescue Mission of Cape Fear is in need of volunteers who'd be willing to help us accept donations at our Bargain Center between 10am-3pm, Tuesday through Saturday. If you can volunteer, please contact Mike Slawter, Executive Director via email at email@example.com or at 910.343.0366
At this time, the Bargain Center is not currently accepting toys, stuffed animals, DVD's or CD's due to the large influx of these types of donations in the last 2 weeks. Please consider other locations to donate these items such as the Salvation Army stores here in Wilmington. The following guidelines will be in place: • HOURS CURRENTLY ARE 10 AM-4 PM FOR THE STORE FOR SHOPPING AND 10 AM-3 PM FOR RECEIVING OF DONATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED, SOME DAYS WE WILL CUT OFF DONATION RECEIVING TIMES EARLIER THAN 3 PM. PLEASE CALL US TO FIND OUT OUR LATEST UPDATES REGARDING DONATION RECEIVING TIMES. • CUSTOMERS AND STAFF BOTH WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHILE IN THE BARGAIN CENTER. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN MASK AS WE WILL NOT HAVE THEM TO DISTRIBUTE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO OUR STORE AT THIS TIME TO PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS, STAFF AND OTHERS SUCH AS OUR CUSTOMERS AND DONORS. • NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS ARE AVAILABLE DURING THIS TIME. • WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE MAINTAIN 6 FEET OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER CUSTOMERS WHILE IN THE STORE. • ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AND STAY WITH THAT ADULT WHILE IN THE STORE. • IF YOU FEEL ILL OR SICK, PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE STORE. • WE WILL BE FREQUENTLY SANITIZING CARTS, BASKETS AND OTHER COMMONLY HANDLED ITEMS.
Thank you all for your assistance, thoughts, kind words and most of all prayers during the COVID epidemic that you've shown and given to the Mission. We still have the following needs: Cases of water for our men who work on our trucks and at the Mission daily. Deodorant Bacon Fresh fruit and veggies. Plastic and Styrofoam plates, cups and bowls. Large canisters of coffee like Maxwell House, Folgers and the like. Large containers of creamer such as Cremora, Coffee-mate & the like. Toilet paper, paper towels and napkins.
As well, we would GREATLY appreciate any and all financial donations of any amount as our main revenue source, our Bargain Center, had been closed since March 21, 2020. Please contact us through direct message here, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message on our voice system at 910-343-0366 if you are able to help us out. God Bless you all. Stay safe and be well!
The Rescue Mission of Cape Fear was founded in 1974 in Wilmington, NC as a non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry serving the homeless and their needs. Located at 502 Castle Street in downtown Wilmington, for over 45 years we have made it our mission to serve the homeless, hungry and hurting of the Cape Fear Region. At any given time, we can serve 16 men in our program.
Our Mission offers physical and spiritual healing to the homeless population in the area who come from so many different walks in life. Daily we provide food, shelter, clothing as well as chapel services, devotionals, access to the self-help groups in the area as well as life’s other necessities. Two times a week the men in our program attend Celebrate Recovery at local churches to help them in their recovery process. On Sunday mornings, the men attend local church services as we alternate through the different faiths of Christianity. You may find them at an Episcopal service one Sunday while the next week they could be at a Methodist, Baptist or other non-denominational service.
Through support and cooperation with local churches, community partners and our donors, we can help the men in our program work towards recovery and a new outlook on life. Over the years we’ve found that we can change the face of homelessness in our community one person at a time if we work on the balance of physical and spiritual needs of each individual.
The Mission staff work daily to help further foster independence and the realization for the residents in our program that there is a HOPE for a different, brighter and better future!
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