Inner City Mission Update
ICM is all about helping the homeless find lasting stability. Their efforts are geared toward keeping the virus out of the house especially since the homeless are a high-risk population, often with compromised immune systems. They have a set of guidelines for quarantining.
Currently their resident population: 37 people, including 21 kids. Volunteer teams are all post-poned.
To help you can PRAY:
1) Mental & physical health of residents and for opening of deeper conversations for sharing the Gospel.
2) Request grace and patience for staff as well as the families who are “cooped up”.
3) Donations: non-essential donations not being taken however, they WILL take food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.
Inner City Mission
ICM is a ministry to the homeless in the Springfield area. Thank you to Lakeside’s Tom Hayes, for the many hours of labor in remodeling the Daisy house which will be used as office space. The opening of the Miss Daisy house allows ICM to expand services from 16 housing units for families to 20. Also, thank you to Lakeside small groups who’ve labored and/or prepared meals for the residents at ICM over the years! In your prayers, remember those who are homeless, hurting, lonely, and struggling with addictions – and who seek hope and a new start. http://www.innercitymission.net/
ICM Celebrates 35 Years of Ministry
On August 25th, Inner City Mission held a banquet to celebrate some mile markers in their ministry. First, they were celebrating their 35 years of service in Springfield. Secondly, ICM celebrated what is being called, “Miss Daisy’s,” a remodeled building given by Miss Daisy upon her passing. Miss Daisy’s” has been remodeled from an ordinary home into an office building, allowing ICM to move their current offices into the new building and renovate their current offices to provide 25% more capacity for their facility!
One part of the banquet was a service award ceremony where Lakeside was given an award for the work volunteered towards Miss Daisy’s remodel. Samuel Nassiff accepted the award as he led the groups that served during this project.
In addition to Lakeside receiving an award, a special recognition and the ribbon cutting was given to Lakeside’s Tom Hayes. Tom gave above and beyond with his skills in carpentry in the remodel!
Inner City Mission Celebrating 35 Years
Inner City Mission will be celebrating 35 years of helping the homeless in Springfield on August 25 at 5:00 pm. The outdoor event will start at 5:00 pm with a chicken & fish fry, continue with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and conclude with a cake and ice cream social. If you would like to be a part of the celebration, RSVP via email to email@example.com.