Community Solutions Center Expansion

Dear Neighbors:

We have some exciting news for you. Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) is moving forward with a major expansion of our facilities and services. Plans are underway to build an $11 million, four story building on the NEC of 35th Avenue and West Durango Street. This facility will allow us to substantially expand our Transformations Program and our services to the surrounding community.

We need your help. As part of the City of Phoenix permit process, we are asked to meet with our neighbors to review our plans, and gain your trust and support. This petition is your opportunity to show the City of Phoenix that you support our expansion plans.

We would appreciate you signing below.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. If you have any questions, feel free to call Ken Quartermain at 602-989-3443. On behalf of Phoenix Rescue Mission, may God bless you!

Paul Senseman, PRM Board Chairman

 

Fill out the below form to stand in support for the Phoenix Rescue Mission's $11 million project expansion at the NEC of 35th Avenue and West Durango Street.








Women in recovery honored as first graduating class of culinary arts vocational training program

MEDIA ADVISORY

Humana Foundation to donate $3,000 to program at Phoenix Rescue Mission ceremony

WHO: Phoenix Rescue Mission and Human Foundation.

WHAT: Six residents of Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Changing Lives Center for Women & Children, a long-term recovery program for women struggling with addiction and/or abuse, will be honored as the first graduating class of a culinary arts vocational training program funded in part by the Humana Foundation. Humana will present a $3,000 check during the ceremony so the Mission can continue providing the 16-week program. The grant is part of Humana’s commitment to volunteerism.

WHY: The Changing Lives Center serves a targeted group of homeless women and children; many of whom have suffered domestic abuse, substance abuse and addiction. The culinary arts program is just one of the many ways the center helps these mothers transition to a healthy and independent lifestyle so they do not return to the streets.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29

WHERE: Contact the media contacts below for location information.

VISUALS:      

  • The Humana Foundation and Phoenix Rescue Mission will honor the four women of the first graduating class.
  • Graduating class members may be available to speak on what the program means to them and their future independence.
  • The Humana Foundation will present a $3,000 check to the Phoenix Rescue Mission.
  • Spokespersons from the Humana Foundation and Phoenix Rescue Mission will be available for interviews.

Phoenix Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. The non-profit Mission, which has been operating since 1952, is asking the public for support of its many programs designed to save lives, including Hope Coach Street Outreach, Homeless Emergency Services, Men’s Addiction Recovery Program and the new Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.

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Media Contacts:

Josh Skalniak, Fingerpaint, office: (480) 368-7999; cell: (480)352-2050, jskalniak@fingerpaintmarketing.com

Nicole Peña, Phoenix Rescue Mission, office: (602) 346-3342; cell: (602) 516-8576 (Onsite Contact) npena@phoenixrescuemission.org

 

Click here to download the Press Release PDF.

Phoenix Rescue Mission helps 600 disadvantaged students head back-to-school

MEDIA ADVISORY

Students in grades K-12 will receive fully-stocked backpacks, uniform vouchers and sports physicals during Saturday, July 25 event

WHO: Phoenix Rescue Mission and 600 students in grades K-12.

WHAT: Homeless and poor students from various Title I District schools throughout the Valley will receive backpacks, uniforms, back-to-school supplies and equipment, and sports physicals.

WHY: Every year Phoenix Rescue Mission hosts its back-to-school event so children of homeless and poor families have the same opportunity for success as every other student. If not for Phoenix Rescue Mission, it’s donors and volunteers, many of these children would begin the school year without the necessary tools to thrive. This not only sets them back academically but also decreases their self-esteem and overall well-being, decreasing their chances for future success.

WHEN: Saturday, July 25, from 9 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Contact Nicole Peña or Josh Skalniak for location details (contact info below)

VISUALS:      

  • More than 500 elementary and middle school students will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and school uniforms.
  • 100 high school students will receive free sports physicals.
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission will be signing up poor and homeless families to receive food boxes, as well as offering case management and vocational development services.
  • A Phoenix Rescue Mission spokesperson will be on hand to talk about the Mission and its work to ensure underprivileged children in the community are not forgotten.
  • Disadvantaged families may be available to talk about what it means to them that the community is stepping up to help the underprivileged.

Phoenix Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. The non-profit Mission, which has been operating since 1952, is asking the public for support of its many programs designed to save lives, including Hope Coach Street Outreach, Homeless Emergency Services, Men’s Addiction Recovery Program and the new Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.

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Media Contacts:

Josh Skalniak, Fingerpaint, office: (480) 368-7999; cell: (480)352-2050, jskalniak@fingerpaintmarketing.com

Nicole Peña, Phoenix Rescue Mission, office: (602) 346-3342; cell: (602) 516-8576 (On-Site), npena@phoenixrescuemission.org

 

Click here to download the Press Release PDF.

Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale Summer Water Drive

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Jeremy Heath, Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale

Cell 870-897-9266 Store: 480-907-6699, jeremy@FleetFeetScottsdale.com

 

Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale Summer Water Drive

Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale hosts its 2nd annual water drive to raise hydration awareness and provide water to the homeless and homebound of Phoenix.

WHO: Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale, OSR Physical Therapy, and Water for Our World to benefit Phoenix Rescue Mission.

WHERE: Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale, 18261 N. Pima Road STE E-135, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

WHEN: Saturday July 25, 2015 from 6:30am-5pm

WHAT: This water drive is being held to increase awareness of the heat related deaths that occur in Maricopa County. Last July alone, there were 39 heat related deaths and the total number of Arizona deaths each summer hovers around 100. Excessive heat warnings were issued for 12 days last summer and those days typically correlate to the highest numbers of deaths. Although the statistics show that we are doing much better at providing information and water to the homeless, the homebound population is still at a very high risk. The public is invited to drop off a case of water to Fleet Feet Scottsdale during the hours noted and Phoenix Rescue Mission will distribute to people in need with the help of Water for Our World . There will be a family-friendly fun 5k run starting at 6:30am. Games, giveaways, free running analysis and more will follow the run. Related awareness information and hydration tips will be provided by Fleet Feet Sports.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Video, photo and interview opportunities with participants and event organizers will be available. If you are interested in attending or have any further questions please contact Jeremy Heath at 870-897-9266 or jeremy@fleetfeetscottsdale.com

Download the Press Release PDF by clicking here.

Phoenix Rescue Mission Names New Board Members

MaryOHanlonLocal resident Mary O’Hanlon, founder and owner of Barclay Communications, is board chair

PHOENIX (Feb. 6, 2014) – Phoenix Rescue Mission announced its new board chair and board of directors for 2014 during its most recent board meeting held on Jan. 16. Mary O’Hanlon will serve as board chair alongside the 14-member board, including three newly elected members.

Since 1952, Phoenix Rescue Mission has been providing Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. O’Hanlon and the new board will work to increase public support of the Mission’s many programs designed to save lives, including Hope Coach Street Outreach, Homeless Emergency Services, Men’s Addiction Recovery Program and the Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.

Mary O’Hanlon – A Long Track Record of Leadership

O’Hanlon, a Paradise Valley resident, previously served as the Mission’s 2013 board vice chair and she has been an active member of the nonprofit’s board for six years. She spent nearly 30 years as founder and president of Barclay Communications, a full-service public relations firm, representing clients on a local, regional and national basis.  The agency’s Feature Film and Entertainment division managed more than 10 motion picture studios and other high profile accounts for several Southwestern states. Under her leadership, Barclay Communications grew to be one of Phoenix’s top agencies, with a client roster that included Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Cirque du Soleil; WWE, Connections Academy, KSLX-FM, KUPD-FM, KDKB-FM, Arizona Broadcasters Association and more.

O’Hanlon’s work as a mentor and community leader is as impressive as her business building. In addition to her work with Phoenix Rescue Mission, she served as a member of Charter 100, Executive Women’s Roundtable and Commercial One. She has also served on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, AWEE (Arizona Women for Education and Employment) and ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Bosom Buddies, a nonprofit group offering peer counseling to women with breast disease.

Additional Phoenix Rescue Mission Board Members

In addition to O’Hanlon, Phoenix Rescue Mission’s 2014 board-member roster also includes:

  • David Sanderson, professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Mayo Clinic of Arizona, was elected as board vice chair
  • Ron Eriksson, retired vice president of The Dial Corporation, was re-elected as board vice chair and treasurer of the board
  • Kevin Biesty, government relations director for AZ DOT, was re-elected as secretary of the board
  • Rick Cohen, general contractor and developer, was elected to the board
  • Carl Johnson, past board chair and retired president of Mattrix
  • Paul Reichert, principal, AMS Health Clinic, LLC
  • Kathleen Hall, community leader
  • Dennis Pickering, president and CEO of Behcon, Inc.
  • Mike Kuzara, operations manager for DS Waters
  • Paul Senseman, principal of Policy Development Group
  • Nancy Witherall, community leader
  • Brad Richardson, owner of The Legacy Gallery
  • Dan Saban, executive director of Trident Security Systems

For more information, call (602) 233-3000 or visit www.phoenixrescuemission.org.

Media Contacts:

Sue Kern-Fleischer, Olson Communications, (602) 810-1404, sue@olsoncomm.com

Nicole Peña, Phoenix Rescue Mission, office: (602) 346-3342; cell: (602) 516-8576 npena@phoenixrescuemission.org