The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been in Clark County for over 50 years. Since they started in 1970, the LVRM has been providing food, shelter and more for the hungry and homeless in Southern Nevada. And now, through their Capital Campaign, they’re looking to expand. So they can help even more people in need.
The mission began as a small storefront and has grown into a property that takes up two city blocks in Downtown Las Vegas. At this location, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission gives food to the hungry every day. Through this daily community meal, they provide approximately 30,000 meals every month.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission also provides shelter for the homeless. They have resources for those who need a night stay or longer. They offer separate areas for single moms, single dads, individuals and families. But more beds are currently needed.
Beyond food and shelter, the LVRM also has resources for those in addiction recovery. And offers back-to-work classes and more for those who have lost their way. And the mission’s doors are open to anyone, from all walks of life.
The goal of the LVRM‘s Capital Campaign is to raise funds to improve upon the organization’s existing structure. The Mission would like to build a new Shelter of Hope for women who are in addiction recovery and others in the shelter. They would also like to rehabilitate some of the older structures that are in need of repair. Another goal of the Capital Campaign is to grow the intact family programs they offer. And they would also like to rehabilitate the men’s shelter and men’s recovery building.
Heather Engle, CEO of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, joined Wendy Rush on Talking Solutions to speak about the campaign. Engle elaborates on the shelter’s need for funds, where they are in pursuit of their goal, and how the community can help.
This interview originally aired on May 2, 2023.