Messages from the CEO

“There’s an increase in people coming to the Mission for food, and a slight dip in volunteers.  Like a fireman fighting a fire,” he said, “nonprofits are being careful not to run into the burning building, but to walk in with a plan. We’re walking through it, and creating the best strategies we can.”         ~ Rev. Jeff Kaiser – Akron Beacon Journal


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Dear Friends:

I want to say thank you to the many friends out there who have supported the Mission during this difficult time in our nation.  Through God’s grace, the Mission has stayed open 7 days a week, working with one of our most vulnerable populations of men, women and children who have no place to call home.

Being an Emergency Shelter, we have made many adjustments at the Mission to try to maintain safety that has been recommended by our health officials.  Sanitation stations have been set up throughout the Mission and plexiglass shields at all of our counters are a few of the many changes made.  We are also working with other community agencies to make sure we are taking care of the most vulnerable to make sure they are not forgotten.

To witness the outpouring of love, compassion, and support the Haven of Rest has received during this pandemic through our many friends has been a powerful testimony of selflessness.  Your financial support, prayers, words of encouragements, masks being made for us, food donations, and many other ways that you have shown us support have been a great blessing to us.

As we move forward taking one day at a time, your continued support to this organization is important to us as we minister to the many that are in need.  We pray for you daily that God would give you the strength and grace that we all need each day.

A Message From The CEO

God Bless,

Rev. Jeff Kaiser, CEO

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