Hurricane Michael was one of the biggest storms the county and the mission witnessed three months ago. The mission received about $500,000 in damages, including Panama City Rescue Mission’s two stores (Lynn Haven Bargain Center and Encore Boutique and More) that are destroyed. Those stores brought in monthly revenue of $25,000.00 per month. The losses will affect the mission and some of the clients who received job training at the stores. Our men's shelter at 609 Allen Ave. has damaged trees, gates, broken windows and roofing. A courtyard, where the mission held its annual Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Community Meal event has also been destroyed, along with other items. The women's shelter called Bethel Village, located at 1313 East 11th St., received fence, sign, playground, and tree damage.
“Although both mission locations in Panama City have received a great amount of damage, we are still serving those who evacuated their homes to find safety in our shelters.” We’re also serving our recovery clients; We have God to help us through this, but we also need the community [and beyond] to help us. Hurricane Michael came through and caused thousands of dollars in damage to our men’s and women’s shelters. While we continue to offer these services, we need your help to repair and serve the need in our community. Jesus said, “…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” Matthew 25:40 (NIV).
Each gift from you brings one more opportunity for life change. Your participation right now helps us reach $500,000 to provide rescue, recovery, and life restoration to Panama City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. We’ll be thanking God for you as we celebrate and serve additional clients!