How you can help our Christmas Program:
- You may donate new toys for the children in hospitals, or something new for the elderly in nursing homes, or new hats, gloves, white socks, t shirts or underwear to homeless men and women.
- You can put together a crew and come to our facility in Capitol Heights, MD to wrap Christmas Gifts for the Children in Hospitals, the Elderly and the Homeless all year round.
- You may make a cash donation and clearly mark it for the Christmas Program to buy gifts and wrapping paper.
- You may allow us to place a 15" chimney in your church foyer, business office, School, or storefront to allow us to collect for our Christmas programs.
For information regarding our Christmas Program and how you can help, please call Rev. Maj. Byron E. Martin @ 301-336-6200 or email at RescueDC@aol.com
Thank you and God bless you,
Rev. Maj. Byron E. Martin
Looking The Other Way Is Not An Option.
I know the picture below is a disturbing one and I apologize for putting this on your plate during the Christmas season. But really, it represents some of the peole our outreach ministry touches throughout the year and we want you to know that we need your help.
Our outreach ministry includes;
- driving downtown in our Hunger Relief van and feeding over 13,000 street people, just like the one pictured below, every year.
- taking in approximately 350 men into our Christian Addiction Rehabilitation Center each year...and outreach support to their families.
- reaching over 7,500 hospitalized children and elderly in nursing homes each Christmas with new wrapped presents.
- responding to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Mississippi and Louisiana. Later re-building homes of victims in Alabama and Florida.
You have helped us in previous years with your generous gifts and we call upon you once again to open your heart and your purse-strings to insure that we will be able to continue this great outreach to the needy and helpless.
Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:24) Luke tells us in this chapter that we ought to support the weak. Just as we enjoy giving those good gifts to our loved oned during the Christmas season, we are to enjoy giving to others throughout the year becasue "...God loveth a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7)
There are many in our programs, shelters and communities who are in need this holiday season. Will you help us this year by donating to the American Rescue Workers? Your gift is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue meeting the needs of others through our outreach ministries.
We thank you in advance for your prayers, support and generosity. Have a Merry Christmas and may God bless you!
Rev. Byron E. Martin
Our 2004 Christmas Campaign was a tremendous success. A total of 5,679 gifts and stockings made available through the contributions and efforts of you, our devoted supporters. We were able to touch and brighten the lives of many who are sometimes forgotten.
We were able to give gifts to Children's Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Potomac Senior Center in Arlington, VA, Medlink Hospital & Nursing Center, Children of Vision of Hope, Hannah Hawkins -Children of Mine, Ann's Home and Covenant House, along with meals and gifts to an additional 200 families.
Our 9 Month/5 Phase Men's Rehabilitation Center houses 70 men. We were able to provide many of their families and the families of some of our graduates with food baskets, gifts, stuffed stockings and special needs.
Although the American Rescue Workers Christmas Campaign is special, the ministry is a very active part of our work throughout the year. We come to the aid of many families in our community during difficult times.
I am reminded of a passage of scripture; "that by laboring we must support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35