2012 Fall Victory Graduation

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5:00PM to 8:30PM

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10:00AM to 1:00PM

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2012 Fall Victory Graduation

Tuesday, September 25, at 1201 East Main St, at 10:00 am, men and women received certificates of completion from the Durham Rescue Mission’s one-year recovery program. This milestone is the result of the hard work and dedication of each and every graduate. Many of them have never finished anything in their lives. We are excited to share that they have achieved this milestone on the journey to a better life for them and their loved ones.


These men and women were in crisis when they came to the Mission and they have courageously fought against addictions, homelessness, abusive relationships, and other bad choices in their past. Today, they have hope and a bright future and we want to share their time in the limelight with their families, friends, and our supportive community.

This year, the graduates include 3 women and 6 men. To learn more click here>>

Sarah Blankenship – currently employed at the Women’s Division, Good Samaritan Inn, and is a part of the Staff Apprenticeship Program at the Durham Rescue Mission.

Vet Deese – currently employed at the Good Samaritan Inn in the Daycare Department and is a part of the Staff Apprenticeship Program at the Durham Rescue Mission.

Shelia Joyce – currently employed at the Durham County Fire Marshall’s Office as a Staff Assistant.

Tyrone Burris, II – currently employed at the Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Stores.

James Maxwell – currently enrolled at Durham Technical Community College.

Reginald Parker – currently employed at Shimar Recycling.

Benjamin Radford – currently with the Durham Rescue Mission Maintenance Department.

John Rush – currently employed at the Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Stores.

Thomas West – currently employed at Angelica Textiles.

Durham Rescue Mission encourages the graduates to continue on their journey of self-sufficiency and sobriety, and request the media to share these hard-earned miraculous accomplishments with the community. There will be a reception after the ceremony and time to meet with the graduates.

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