As the executive director of the Madera Rescue Mission I am so excited to see the first “Second Wind” 5K run come together with such a show of community. This collaboration between the Madera Rescue Mission and the Madera County Food Bank is one that will bless both agencies incredibly.
Just some facts you may not know: We at the Mission have a 12-month in-patient recovery program that’s serving more than 25 clients and experiencing victories, with graduations ongoing. Perhaps you didn’t know that your Madera Mission served over 51,000 meals in 2013. I’ll bet you didn’t know that we house overnight well over 100+ men, women and children guests that receive a hot shower and a change of clothes each night as needed.
Bottom line, we are your Mission, and as such we need your support, given our funding is primarily derived by faithful support partners that contribute monthly on a number of levels including financially.
This race and your involvement in it will go to support a pit stop for some, while providing others an opportunity to cross the finish line as a winner who’s conquered a debilitating addiction. I personally thank you for taking part in what I’m praying will be an annual event that only grows, and in so doing reaches more people.
Pastor Mike Unger,
Executive director, Madera Rescue Mission