Retiree to the Rescue

Volunteers donate their time at Blessingdale's, in the city's kitchen cooking and serving meals, doing office tasks, speaking at the chapel, helping out at the learning center and the free health clinic and anything else that needs doing.

Last year, the mission served 215,998 meals, provided 56,826 nights of safe lodging, gave 2,085 free clinic visits and distributed 284,994 articles of clothing.

"We want to share the love of God in a tangible way to people in need through providing meals, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, medical services, employment system," said Jones. People who care offering help to people in need. We depend on the whole community to do that."

The mission is funded solely by donations and fundraising.

"I think the mission on so many levels is such a wonderful organization," said Drum. "It's just a great place to be."

Drum was chosen as the first "Capital Hero" for the month of June. Capital Bank and WTEN partnered to create "Capital Heroes," a campaign to recognize everyday heroes at local non-profits each month.

"I was taken aback. I feel honored that they chose me," said Drum.

The Capital City Rescue Mission is located at 259 South Pearl St. in Albany.


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