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Nonprofit reaches record-breaking milestone during its 4th annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign PHOENIX (Sept. 22, 2016) – Phoenix Rescue Mission announced today it reached a record-breaking milestone during its 4th Annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign, collecting more than 1.2 million bottles of water for the homeless and elderly shut-ins during the four-month campaign. In celebration of the achievement, Phoenix Rescue Mission hosted its annual Code:Red Donor Appreciation Breakfast, inviting community leaders and campaign partners to join mission staffRead More
Sun striking his eyes, Gilbert slowly regained consciousness on the sidewalk near the corner of 11th Avenue and Jackson Street. The night before was a blur. After 22 years of living out of a bottle, Gilbert had finally decided that he had had enough and embarked on the bender to end all benders – in attempt to end his life. It didn’t work. Instead, he woke with a pounding headache and the stinging realization that he had failed to die.Read More
His name is Justice, but he’s quick to tell you that throughout his life he’s experienced anything but. “My past is full of mistakes but somehow I always managed to avoid the consequences,” Justice admits. “I was doing every drug imaginable at 11 years old, running with gangs, robbing drug dealers… by all rights, I should be in prison or dead.” Justice’s luck finally ran out last summer when a bout with heroin cost him his living arrangements, his transportation,Read More