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The Durham Rescue Mission is in need of toys for boys and girls of all ages 12 years old or younger.  While shopping for your Christmas, remember to pick up an extra toy, book, or game for a needy child.
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The theme of this year’s card is You're Gonna Be Okay. With your support of the Honor Card program, funds raised are used to assist our neighbors in need with food, shelter, counseling, and much more.
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Convergint Technologies arrived at 9:00 AM to the Durham Rescue Mission’s men’s campus at 1201 E Main St to partner with the Rescue Mission in a landscaping project.
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Read about an update on Lenny’s life since becoming the Volunteer Coordinator. If you’d like to help transform lives as well, please consider donating today!
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Read about an update on William’s life since becoming the Senior Office Clerk. If you’d like to help transform lives as well, please consider donating today!
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and under the guidance from the local and state authorities, the 9th Annual Grip It 'N Rip It Golf Classic sponsored by Couch Oil Company scheduled for May 1, 2020, has been rescheduled for September 18th, 2020.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and under the guidance from the local and state authorities, we have decided to cancel this year's Annual Easter Community Event.
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Since 1974, the Durham Rescue Mission has provided for hundreds of broken men, women and children of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, offering a solution to homelessness and addiction that goes beyond just meeting basic needs.
Serving Over 400 Men, Women and Children a Day

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As Durham, NC’s oldest and largest long-term shelter, the Durham Rescue Mission currently serves 400 men, women and children a day, 365 days a year throughout the Triangle by providing safe shelter, addiction recovery programs and much more.

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A safe shelter for homeless men offering addiction programs and resources.

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Our women and children’s shelter, known as the “Good Samaritan Inn.”

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A safe shelter for homeless men offering addiction programs and resources.

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The Durham Rescue Mission launches “Operation Warm Shelter” and “Operation Cool Shelter” over the year.

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Since 1974, the Durham Rescue Mission has provided for hundreds of broken men, women and children of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, offering a solution to homelessness and addiction that goes beyond just meeting basic needs.

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Read inspirational stories and testimonies from those that dedicated themselves to achieving their goals and learn about their journey along the way.
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Victory Program Student

I’m so thankful for the way God has blessed me through the Durham Rescue Mission and for giving me another chance at life. I am so grateful for all the people involved with the ins and outs of this program.
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Victory Graduate, Currently at Navy’s Recruit Training Command

I would recommend the Mission for anyone that wants to change their life because it is somewhere that you can use as a grounds to build a foundation.
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Victory Program Student

When I first started the victory program I was so nervous about everything, but those six months went by so fast. You learn so much in those classes.
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Victory Graduate, Currently a Student at Duke

Alex started working as a sorter of donated clothing, but as he gained victory in his addictions, he began working for the director of education, and then the donor relations office. He discovered his strength, ambition, and dignity returning.
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