Rescue Mission marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Rescue Mission is putting a spotlight on helping the less fortunate during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in the Fort Wayne area. This week is observed each year, the week before Thanksgiving, and provides an opportunity to help promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness.

“There are many wonderful organizations and individuals in our community who care about the hungry and the homeless,” said Donovan Coley, CEO/Senior Pastor of The Rescue Mission. “We want to do our part in helping individuals have a better understanding of hunger and homelessness so that they will be inspired to take action by volunteering, donating, or getting involved in some other way.”

The full schedule of events for the week is as follows:

Monday, November 18, 10:00 am
Changing HEARTS for Good – Media Press Conference
The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802)
Attend a press conference to learn what The Rescue Mission is doing to change lives for good for the homeless. Hear stories from current and past residents.

Tuesday, November 19 , Lunchtime
Changing HUNGER for Good – Skip your lunch and donate
Wherever you have lunch
Instead of having lunch on Tuesday, donate what you would have spent on lunch to The Rescue Mission to help feed the hungry in our community! Make your donation at

Wednesday, November 20, 11:00 am
Changing MINDS for Good – Panel Discussion
Lutheran Foundation (3024 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807)
Join us for a panel discussion about mental illness in the lives of the homeless. Register at:

Thursday, November 21, 6:00 pm
Changing SOULS for Good – Prayer Walk
The New Rescue Mission (404 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802)
Join us on a prayer walk around our new building as we pray for those that will be served, those staying at Charis House, Restoration House and Life House.