Christmas In July Helps The Homeless Find Independence

Patrick Chalmers and other men attend Christmas in July event.

Nearly 2,000 needy and homeless men, women, and children in South Florida received hope for independence with free meals and a small career fair at The Caring Place: Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers on July 23rd.

During the annual outreach, gifts of free clothing and Mission Hope hygiene bags were distributed to all of those in attendance. The featured attraction was the annual career fair and a BBQ style meal was served.

“Our goal is to see those who are homeless and in need become independent and productive citizens in our communities,” said Rev Ronald Brummitt, President of  the Miami Rescue Mission |Broward Outreach Centers. “What better time to begin that goal of independence than during our nation’s Independence anniversary month. We combine that with the gift-giving and celebration of Christmas by providing the needy clothes and hygiene items as well as access to valuable resources, so they can become productive members of society. These outreaches are a great way also to invite those who are homeless to join our life-changing programs.”

The Career Fair on their Miami campus showed the importance of resume building and the interview process and Pastor Kris McFadden from FaithLife Church in Port Charlotte, delivered a message,

The Hollywood campus also held a Career Fair followed by a message delivered by Pastor Kyle Henry from Shiloh’s House. In addition,  guests received new sneakers, hygiene bags and clothing.

Merry Christmas in July!

Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) continues to serve the homeless and needy men, women, and children of South Florida.  Their organization provides food, shelter, clothing, long-term rehabilitation programs, education, job training, spiritual direction, health services, youth programs, and  housing, and in Miami and Broward to nearly 1,000 homeless on a daily basis. This is all done with Christian compassion and encouragement.

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