Bus Passes Needed for Graduates of Charlotte Rescue Mission
Long Term Recovery Programs
What: Bus passes.
When: Campaign dates - Labor Day September 7-September 30th
Who: For program graduates of CRM long term recovery program Rebound and Dove's Nest
Where: Drop off point - Charlotte Rescue Mission - 907 West 1st Street. (Diagonally opposite the Charlotte Panthers practice fields). Enter through the glassed in security desk at the 2nd building on the left.
In a struggling economy, program graduates of the Charlotte Rescue Mission's long term recovery programs are finding work. But they need the community's help in securing bus passes to get to and from work and other programs while waiting for that first paycheck to arrive.
"I'm proud of the fact that these men and women spent 3-4 months in the Charlotte Rescue Mission's long term recovery programs, addressing what drove them to the streets. Now that they have finished our primary care programs, we want to return them as contributing members of society. They are finding work. They just need some help with transportation" says Rev. Tony Marciano, Executive Director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
Some of the jobs program graduates have found include foodservice, hotel, warehouse, cafeteria, fast food, bagel shops, cleaning services and office work.
"In addition" says Marciano, "these bus passes also make it possible for the clients to get to & from their support group meetings, Bible study, church services, medical appointments, probation/parole appointments, etc. This is especially important since many of our after care clients are ineligible to obtain driver's licenses programs nor is the Mission able to provide program participants with transportation to and from these important and vital services.
About Charlotte Rescue Mission
The Charlotte Rescue mission provides a free 90-day Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are predominately homeless.