Kassandra Elson couldn’t believe she was watching a Grand Canyon University women’s basketball game on Tuesday night. She described her participation in the partnership between the Lopes and the Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) as “crazy’’ because less than a year ago she was incarcerated. In her case, the Christian-based PRM is aptly named. “I came to Phoenix Rescue Mission from prison,’’ Elson said. “My outlook on life was really hopeless. I just knew that if I didn’t do something immediately that I would end upRead More
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Teenagers often get a bad rap for spending too much time on their phones or playing video games. But there’s a west Valley 10th grader setting an example for all of us. Fifteen year old Makenna Breading-Goodrich is collecting coats in her garage for people in need. Makenna started collecting coats at the age of 9. After seeing a story on the news highlighting the needs of the homeless on the streets. Makenna knew there had to be something she couldRead More
Are you a healthy giver? How you can make a REAL difference this Christmas During the giving season, more than any other time of the year, we all want to help our fellow brothers and sisters. But are you a healthy giver? That’s a question we all need to ask before we hand our next $5 bill to someone on the street. Jerome Parker, of the Healthy Giving Council (of which Phoenix Rescue Mission is a part) is doing his best to get the word out aheadRead More
As we sit down to dinner this Thanksgiving, surrounded by mouth-watering dishes of every kind, let’s remember those who will be going without this year. A staggering 30 percent of our neighbors are considered working poor. In a state with a population of 7 million, that means 2.1 million of us are struggling to put food on the table, not to mention the thousands who call our streets home. Numbers like these seem insurmountable. But, you know what? Our GodRead More