Thomasville Times Enterprise


September 25, 2013

Soup Kitchen gets new building, needs assistance

THOMASVILLE — The Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen’s need for a bigger facility has finally been filled.

The small building located at 230 Cherokee St. that has supplied the needs of more than 250 people per day will soon be located at 525 Madison St., but not before renovations are completed.

For more than 23 years, the Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen has been serving meals to needy people throughout Thomasville, with everything the kitchen uses being donated by the community. Anyone who is hungry is always welcome at its door.

The Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen is now relying on the community to help it in assisting the needy people of Thomasville. It is asking for help in renovating the new building.

Erlean Douglas, founder and owner of Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen, said, “We need all the help we can get. Anyone’s input is appreciated.”

The building is in need of building materials, volunteers, laborers, electricians, etc.

Donna Davis, Douglas’s assistant, said, “We really want to stress what the soup kitchen does for the community and how many people it feeds. It’s very seldom the number of people drops below 200 per day. And on top of that, Ms. Douglas ministers to these people as she is feeding them. All of this is important to realize.”

Within the upcoming months, the Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen is planning on several fundraisers, including a yard sale on Oct. 5, along with a Boston Butt sale. The kitchen is open to other fundraising suggestions. Work days for community participation are being lined up.

To make a donation to the renovation of the new building, call Douglas at (229) 299-2682 or the kitchen at (229) 227-9246. Donations can be dropped off at the Kitchen or mailed to 230 Cherokee St., Thomasville, Ga. 31792.

Reporter Susanne Reynolds can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1826.


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