Press release from Western North Carolina Rescue Ministries:
On Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) will host their first-annual “Walk Humbly Clinic”.
Traditionally, this event would have taken place on Good Friday and would have been a moment for volunteers to help care for those in need. Typical activities would have included washing, manicuring, massaging feet and then providing those in need with a new pair of shoes and socks. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused WCRM to pivot and offer a new and different approach this year.
Instead, individuals in need can come to the gravel driveway next to WCRM at 225 Patton Avenue and receive free socks, shoes, hygiene kits, snack bag prepared by Elevation Church, and more. This event is a first-come, first-serve basis and will last until we are out of materials.
“While this event is very different, as compared to previous years, we still want to help provide needed essentials to those who may not have the means to purchase these items at this time,” says Jessica May, Director of Development.
For many house-insecure individuals, walking is often the only and/or primary means of transportation. Without adequate shoes, mobility is severely limited. Having a good pair of tennis shoes often results in an enhanced quality of life and improved self-confidence. In some cases, this has led to employment and bettered living conditions. (https://www.shoesforthehomeless.net/mission-and-vision)
Donations of new and/or gently used tennis shoes are needed and can be dropped off at WCRM to the attention of Jessica May. In addition, please contact Jessica May, Director of Development for more information.
ABOUT WESTERN CAROLINA RESCUE MINISTRIES: Western Carolina Rescue Mission (WCRM) exists to serve the homeless, poor and addicted populations of Western North Carolina. We meet people in crisis, focus on helping them at the point of their need, invest in their future, and help them until they can move forward. Currently our Rescue services for men, women and children include providing meals, food boxes, overnight shelter, showers and clothing. For more, visit www.westerncarolinarescue.org