Stories Archives - Page 9 of 11 - VV Rescue Mission


Volunteering Led To “Lifesaving” Job

Charles, a single father struggling to care for his young daughter for whom he has full custody, had been trying to secure a job for about two years when his

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Trusting the journey

After 15 years at Church of Valley as the business administrator, Dawn knew it was time for a change. But it wasn’t her position as community relations coordinator here at

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Volunteer Finds Compassion Can be a Cure, Too

With just two months until retirement, Laura started considering what her next step in life could be.
“I was trying to decide where I could be of use,” said Laura, “when

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Film Tells True Story of an Unlikely Friendship

A major feature film hitting the box office this month will shed some light on what you already know—supporting rescue missions, helping the homeless, getting involved— can save peoples’ lives.

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Dependence Day!

Growing up, Robert respected his parents. They were independent. They took care of business, especially his dad. He says, “During my childhood, I always had my mom and dad there

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Life Flipping

Take a liability like an old house, fix it up, and turn it into an asset…it’s called “flipping.” Here at the mission, we flip lives and Jesus is a good

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What’s that sound?

About three and a half years ago, I headed to South Dakota. I had outstanding warrants and other issues in Arizona, so I was trying to start over. I spent

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Confectionary Spirit

After a series of painful, heart-breaking losses, Lori found herself searching for an avenue to renew her purpose in life. A heart for others and a desire to give back

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Like a Family

Thrift store employee, Martha, states, “It was August 2011 when I volunteered here. After a while I left to look for a job, but ended up coming back to volunteer

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A Place of Peace

Jared recalls, “In 2012, my wife and I divorced and that is where I just let go. It really wrecked my world. I got depressed and stopped going to work.

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