From now until Jan 15 we are partnering up with Burlington. If you take a gently used coat or jacket to donate you will get 10% off your entire purchase.
We are collecting new toys until Dec. 21 for Christmas. We will be providing toys for the kids staying at the mission, the children of the men and women in the programs at the mission. We also will be providing toys to families in need in the community. Last year at our community Family Christmas party we provided for over 650 kids.
December 24 will be our traditional Christmas luncheon. We will serve the guest staying at the mission as well as people in our community. This will be the time we hand out our Care Packages too. If you would like to volunteer contact Dawn or Linda at 903-759-8101.
CARE PACKAGES FOR THE HOMELESS - Care Packages will be given to the men & women at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission's Christmas luncheon in Longview and Tyler. NOV. 24 TO DEC. 15 1 Adult toothbrush 1 Disposable razor package
Weary Hearts Rejoice With parents rarely home, and a brother deep in a world of drugs, Jerry fell into a lifestyle modeling his family’s. “I can remember being a little kid and having to carry backpacks full of drugs,” he shares.
Several East Texas law enforcement agencies, including sheriff's offices in Gregg and Upshur counties, have teamed to give out 10,000 blankets to people and shelters in need. "Operation Blue Shield of Compassion" was started after Lindale pastor James Dill requested the blankets and figured local police would be the best way to distribute them.
Christy Pierce is looking toward her future, not her past. Pierce is one of three women who just completed a nine-month program at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission focused on helping them overcome past abuse. Pierce said the program helped her turn her life around and get back in the world — and she's looking forward to it.
LONGVIEW - Dustin Lee has had a rough past. Now as cold weather comes in, he relies on Hiway 80 Rescue Mission for shelter. "There's nowhere for you to stay and it's hard to find a place to feel safe," Lee says. "The places I could stay at are too dangerous."
Toy donations for the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission annual Christmas party will be accepted noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 through 16 at the Longview Exhibit Building. A family Christmas party with lunch and dinner is scheduled noon to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, and toys will be distributed to children. Admission to the Christmas party is free; however, families must register to attend.
Raymond Abercrombie was giving thanks for a lot of things Wednesday as he sat down for a Thanksgiving lunch with his wife and two children. Abercrombie, who is a part of Hiway 80 Rescue Mission's New Creation Discipleship Recovery Program alongside his wife, hadn't seen his family while they stayed at the group's separate men and women's shelters. They said they both have been working to get closer to God and work through the disasters that brought them to the mission.