Not everyone that comes to the Living Water Rescue Mission needs a place to live. Sometimes all they need are the things in life that any of us take for granted. Clothing, transportation, even food.
The Donation Shed offers a wide variety of items including: furniture, clothing for men, women, and children, vehicles, household goods, and a host of other items. These items are free for all who have needs whether they are living at the mission or living elsewhere. We never charge for any of these items.
Donations are received during normal business hours, early evenings and on Saturdays (by phone appointment). We do not take donations on Sundays. Anyone wishing to donate need simply stop by the mission and the staff and guests will assist in unloading. Receipts will be mailed within a few days of the donation.
To receive a donation from the shed a person must first fill out a non-guest assistance form in the office. The form is short and takes only a few moments to fill out.
Some of our constant needs are: men’s blue jeans, polo shirts, T-shirts, and both men’s and women’s shoes. The majority of these items are required by our incoming guests who often arrive owning little more than the clothes on their backs.
By the very nature of the Living Water Rescue Mission plan, we rarely purchase needed goods. We trust in God to touch the hearts of our many donors to provide the needed items. As with all aspects of our ministry, we see God’s hand at work in the donation shed as well as all other areas of ministry. We give Him the praise for all His many provisions.
In addition to the clothing and household goods shed, there is also the furniture and appliance shed where people can come and take whatever is needed to make their house a home.
One of the things we most like to give away is vehicles. When a guest comes to the Mission it is often without a driver’s license, for any number of reasons. To watch a guest work through the financial and legal reasons why they don’t have a license can be bitter/sweet. It is wonderful that they can reach that point but frustrating that they can’t afford a vehicle to drive. If God is moving you to donate a vehicle to our mission, please contact us as 402-362-0127.