OPERATION HOPE TOTE 2015
- Pick up Hope Tote bags at 19 Bliss Street
- Fill bags with toiletry items - 2015 Hope Tote Flyer
- Return bags to 19 Bliss Street, Springfield by March 31 or soon after
- Donate items - Live too far away to fill a Hope Tote? You can still help!
January 2015 Newsletter
- Highlights from 2014
- Thank you Donors
- Thank you Volunteers
- Message from our Director
- Upcoing Events
COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR 5K Walk/Run 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Race Start Time: 1:00pm
Race Route: Start/End at Springfield Rescue Mission, 19 Bliss Street, Springfield MA - race route travels Springfield Bike Path to Emergency Shelter (148 Taylors Street) and returns to 19 Bliss Street.
It's not just exercise ... it's education! Educating the public on homelessness.
Does the average person really understand the long-term effects of drugs and alcohol addiction? Do they know what it’s like to be homeless? Have they ever set foot in a homeless shelter? For the majority of people, the answer to all of these questions is no!
The Springfield Rescue Mission is presenting a great opportunity for people to learn about homelessness and the long-term effects of addiction by participating in this great fundraiser! Taking part in our COLDEST DAY 5K will give people a first-hand look at what it’s like to walk the streets of Springfield, experiencing the cold stark winter air, the solitude of the streets, and the loneliness that surround homeless people every day.
Upon completion of the 5K participants will receive a COLDEST DAY 5K travel mug. We’ll have cocoa, tea and coffee available inside the Mission where they can fill their mugs and warm up. First place will receive a mug and Springfield Rescue Mission windbreaker, Second place will receive a mug and Springfield Rescue Mission t-shirt.
Participants should dress in warm clothing, appropriate for the elements of the day.
For further information or questions, please feel free to contact event coordinator, Julie Barnes for more information or questions...
Julie Barnes, Community Development Assistant
Springfield Rescue Mission
Our Mission Statement:
The goal of the Springfield Rescue Mission, since 1892, is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.No person is denied services based on race, creed, sex, disability or national origin.