Saturday, December 27, 2014

Resolution Run 2015, Jan. 3, 8am Benefiting MRM

Benefiting Murfreesboro Rescue Mission

Resolution Run 2015, Jan. 3, 8am Benefiting MRM
Dear MRM Supporters,

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission will start 2015 off with a great fundraiser called Resolution Run. This 5K race is hosted by my home church, Franklin Road Baptist off Hwy 96. This year, they have chosen MRM as the beneficiary of the race proceeds. The race is set for the first Saturday in January. That's 1/3/2015 at 8 AM. I am dusting off my shoes and coming out of retirement. Come and run with me. It will be a lot of fun and an opportunity to support a great cause.

Ed Grimes/ MRM


Friday, December 5, 2014

Live In Concert With Phil Keaggy Benefiting Murfreesboro Rescue Mission

Live in concert with Phil Keaggy Benefiting Murfreesboro Rescue Mission.
Dec. 12, 7pm 
View location details on flyer.
Phil Keaggy Benefiting Murfreesboro Rescue Mission

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Special Barbara Porter Tribute

Mrs. Barbara Porter Tribute
  In all the years I’ve known Mrs. Barbara Porter, I cannot recall a time of talking with her that she did not try to encourage me in some way. I will always treasure our conversations. Mrs. Porter had a special place in her heart for rescue mission work. Sharon Stanczak, her daughter, wrote her bio and from her writing I came to know why she cared so deeply. It is my privilege to honor her memory.

Ed Grimes
Executive Director/ MRM

  Barbara Porter was born in 1932 to Reverend Donald and Elva Wert of Youngstown, Ohio. Barbara's father, Reverend Wert, was a dynamic preacher of the gospel and the Superintendent at the City Rescue Mission in New Castle, PA for many years. During Barbara's childhood, she and her brother, Ronald, accompanied their parents nightly to the rescue mission to eat dinner with the men and conduct the services that followed. Barbara's mother played the piano, her parents sang together, and her father preached to the men each night. Barbara and her brother essentially "grew up" in the rescue mission! Her love for souls and especially for those who are "down and out" never left her. She passed this love on to her own family and has always taken a special interest in those who work in rescue missions. It was no surprise that Barbara and her husband, Donald, took a strong interest in the Nashville Rescue Mission when they first moved to the middle Tennessee area in 1996. They were thrilled when they learned that Murfreesboro Rescue Mission was being started here in our city to help the homeless. Barbara went Home to be with the Lord on October 7, 2014. The family has set up a fund in her memory to help with the establishment of Murfreesboro Rescue Mission

Sharon Stanczak

Friday, October 31, 2014

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission Winter Shelter Operations 2014-2015

Winter Shelter Operations 2014-2015

Dear Friend of MRM; Fall is here and winter weather is just around the corner. For you and me, that means turning up the thermostat, pulling out warm clothes, spending holidays with family and enjoying good food in a warm place. However, not all of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will experience what we often enjoy. This winter, some will walk our city streets and sleep in abandoned buildings during freezing temperatures. Long term exposure to cold temperatures increases the risk of frostbite, hypothermia, and even death.

The Murfreesboro Rescue Mission remains committed to bringing much-needed shelter beds to our community, but many will suffer unless we do something now. The MRM has decided that we cannot wait to find a building before we help. This cold season, we are introducing our Winter Shelter Operation. This means, when temperatures sink to 30 degrees and below, the MRM will open a temporary shelter to take care of those who need our help. We cannot do this alone. We need your help. Please partner with us by considering a generous gift to help us provide much-needed emergency shelter.

 Ed Grimes
Executive Director/MRM

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rutherford Romp 5k 10k, October 4th, 2014

Shannon Wheeler, Founder and President of Rutherford Romp Foundation

It is my privilege to introduce to MRM supporters Shannon Wheeler, Founder and President of Rutherford Romp Foundation. Shannon is also Race Director for the Rutherford Romp 5K Race held annually here in Murfreesboro. He and I were introduced through a mutual friend Jeanine Dalton of Guaranty Trust. This year, Murfreesboro Rescue Mission has been selected to join Child Advocacy Center as co-recipients of proceeds from the 5K race. We are extremely grateful and honored to be selected to be a part of such a wonderful event that will have a meaningful impact in our community.

Many of you have asked; “what can I do?” I am calling on our faithful supporters to do whatever you can to help make this race a big success. Go to the Rutherford Romp website or Facebook page and sign up to race or volunteer. Call your friends and let them know there are two great causes that need our help.

Ed Grimes
MRM/Executive Director

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Please Join Our 2014 Cold Water Campaign

This week Murfreesboro Rescue Mission officially launched its Cold Water for the Homeless campaign. 
Sheltering the homeless is still our main objective and we are very active in seeking a place to get started. However, our most urgent need at this point in time is assistance in providing heat relief. Whenever temperatures soar to 90 degrees and above, the Murfreesboro Rescue Mission heads to the streets to provide relief in the form of cold water. For most of the homeless, walking is the only transportation they can afford.

This puts many at risk of dehydration, heat stroke and other heat related issues. What you and I take for granted, the homeless cannot always easily acquire. Water can provide many benefits to those who do not have ready access to it. To most, its relief from the unbearable heat; to another, it’s the only thing they will get to cool them off. Others even use it for bathing or cooking. Whatever the use, it’s needed and they love to get it. On days when temperatures rise to 90 degrees and above, MRM is committed to delivering cold water to those who are in need.

Would you consider a small donation to help us provide water for those who are experiencing homelessness in our community?


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Announcing New Website Launch for Murfreesboro Rescue Mission

Next steps for MRM phases are as follows:

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission Next Steps
Phase I - of the MRM project is complete. We met and, in some cases, exceeded our goal for this past year. The Mission is still in its infancy, but, thanks to your support, we are moving closer to the day we can begin operations.

Phase II - is now underway and includes site location, fund raising, and a building program as its main objectives. While no site has been selected, we are currently looking at three sites as a possible location.