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Bill Boots on the Ground

What is your legacy? How do you want others to think of you when they remember your life? I was able to attend a family reunion recently where we spoke of many of our family members and the memories we had with them. When I reflect on legacy and what it means-a gift that is…

Tom and Carrie: A life restored

Tom’s story, which he reflected on recently more than seven years after graduating the Mission’s Life Recovery Program, is one of redemption and restoration. After addiction destroyed his family-he had a good life with wife, Carrie, and their children-Tom spent years in and out of jail. After the couple divorced in 1998, Carrie was in…

When there is no place left to turn

Just like many of the guests at the Victor Valley Rescue Mission, I too have a very broken past. But I just got to celebrate 14 years clean and sober on August 1st, thank you, Jesus! When people hear of my position as director of the Victor Valley Rescue Mission, I like to tell them…

Bill’s Boots on the Ground

Food for Thought Hi friends, I cannot believe 2021 is here! The Victor Valley Rescue Mission wants to extend a Happy New Year to all of you, our donors and partners in “Changing Lives for Good.” COVID has definitely changed the world in many ways, and yet the needs of those experiencing homelessness remain unchanged.…

Christmas meal, toy giveaway will go on in 2020

While it will certainly look differently, the Mission’s Christmas event will go on this year. We will serve a Christmas meal to our local homeless guests, and will bless the community with the gospel, and toys for the children. Our annual Christmas meal for our local community members experiencing homelessness will, as per usual, be…

1,500 backpacks, food packages distributed at annual giveaway

With the extraordinary circumstances we’re facing this year and the uncertainty of the school year ahead, we weren’t sure our annual backpack giveaway would even be needed this year. But as fall grew near, it became clear—the need was still there. “We didn’t know until 40 days before the event that it could actually happen,”…

BIll’s Boots on the Ground

Well, it is September already and we certainly have had quite the year adjusting to all that COVID has brought about! We would normally have invited everyone to the annual Donor Appreciation Banquet to give you an update on all of the wonderful things God has done through the Mission. Since we cannot celebrate with…

Bill’s boots on the ground

Now with so many folks out of work, and more people struggling to make ends meet, your donations help the mission serve not just the homeless, but those who don’t have the means to get everything they need. Our food pantry numbers have more than doubled at our outreaches in the last 90 days during…

Santa a big hit at Victor Valley Rescue Mission’s Christmas toy giveaway

Story and Photos By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer Posted December 17, 2019 Click Here to read entire article The 11th annual event, held at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, served nearly 1,500 local children. VICTORVILLE — Santa Claus put smiles on nearly 1,500 children Tuesday during Victor Valley Rescue Mission’s 11th annual…

Victor Valley Rescue Mission serves ‘neighbors and friends’

By Rene Ray De La Cruz / Staff Writer, Daily Press Posted Nov 26, 2019 CLICK HERE to view original article. It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood as volunteers with the Victor Valley Rescue Mission served nearly 2,000 meals and ministered to those in need. The 13th annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Tuesday at…

The Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving Banquet is Nov. 26

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for what we have and those we love. We often take for granted the comforts and ease of driving ourselves to the grocery store, picking out a 15-pound turkey, and driving home to our well-equipped kitchen to cook a delicious meal to enjoy with our loved ones. For many…

Rescue Mission Honors its ‘Mosaic’ of Supporters at Anniversary Dinner in Apple Valley

Story and Photos By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer Posted Sep 27, 2019 at 4:42 PM Click Here to read entire article The Victor Valley Rescue Mission honored its “mosaic” of donors, volunteers and staff, during the nonprofit’s 11th Annual Appreciation Banquet on Thursday at Church of the Valley. The mosaic-themed dinner was…