Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 8:24 am, Fri Nov 29, 2013.
By Angela Ward
The recent spell of freezing weather has increased the need for donations of hats, coats, gloves and scarves at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Director Eric Burger said.
“Our dayroom is packed,” Burger said. “A lot of the men who would normally be out working, or looking for work, are staying in because of the cold, wet conditions.”
Because of the weather, the mission has implemented its life-threatening policy procedures, which means shelter is provided to anybody in need, even if they have a record of not having complied with the organization’s rules in the past, he said. When the weather is less severe, the residents must adhere to the shelter’s policy in order to stay there.
Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 21:36
Written by Rebecca Hoeffner
Hundreds of low-income and homeless residents of Tyler and Longview were fed a Thanksgiving meal Wednesday by Highway 80 Rescue Mission.
“You never know who’s going to come through,” said Eric Burger, executive director. “It could be a homeless veteran, or someone who lost their job. Some people feel very alone at the holidays. The meal is great, but we’re here to share love with them.”
Attendees were invited to eat their fill of turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pie. Organizers prepared enough food for about 200 in Tyler, and fed others at the center in Longview and Meals On Wheels.
October 30, 2013 | by: Charm
Last year, the HiWay 80 Rescue Mission in Longview fed 1,400 people and gave gifts to 900 children at their annual Christmas program alone.
The program ended up off-campus as the event “just outgrew us here,” says Gary Crim, volunteer coordinator.
October 31, 2013 | by: Charm
Words by RACHEL STALLARD
TYLER (Tyler Morning Telegraph) - A free clinic for the uninsured homeless is being offered today by Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler Outreach, Special Health Resources of Texas, DRL Labs and UT Tyler School of Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing).
The clinic will give exams, diagnosis, prescriptions for needed medication and referrals.
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We adhere to 7 specific standards of stewardship, ensuring that we use your gifts wisely to benefit people in need throughout the East Texas area.
These 7 standards are:
The Mission is always in need of basic food to provide meals for our guests. Please consider making a donation of some of these much-needed items.
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, March 29.
Children who live with their mothers at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission’s Women and Children’s Shelter soon will have their own spaces at the shelter.
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The face of homelessness in Northeast Texas is changing.
For the first time, women constitute the majority of homeless residents in area emergency shelters, according to a report released Tuesday by the Northeast Texas Homeless Coalition.
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