This winter season, Fort Collins Rescue Mission (FCRM) is providing 70 extra beds to men experiencing homelessness. Thanks to the city of Fort Collins and the hard-working staff at FCRM, many more individuals can escape the frigid Colorado temperatures for a warm place to sleep—a change that can mean the difference between life and death.
Community Life Supervisor, Jonny Masters, talks about the importance of operating FCRM’s Mason Facility, this winter’s additional cold-weather shelter:
Q: What does it mean for individuals experiencing homelessness this winter to be able to come FCRM’s Mason Facility?
A: The Mason Facility opened on November 1, and will be open until the end of April. These are our cold weather months where we really don’t want anybody to pass away or not have a warm, safe place to sleep—especially with our older population and our medically fragile population. So, the city and the Mission came together to say, “We’re not willing to allow them to not have a safe, warm place to go for the night.”
Q: How are the staff working to operate the Mason Facility?
A: Our staff are very vigilant and committed to being a good community member. We have hired and trained our staff to work with our guests and encourage them on their journey. Staff works hard to keep the facility safe, secure, sanitary, and serene. We are committed to stand in the gap for those who are marginalized, Jesus fills us with extra love and compassion. He gives us a heart to serve those that so many people overlook, but we don’t. We see them as God sees them – valued and cherished.
Jesus gives us a heart to serve those whom so many people overlook, but we don’t. We see them as God sees them—valued and cherished.
Thank You for Changing Lives
People who choose to donate or dedicate time towards the Mission play such a big role in changing lives. If you are looking for a way to be a part of the change, give today or sign up to volunteer!
Help Prepare Mason Facility Meals at Fort Collins Rescue Mission
Volunteer below and search for the Dinner Meal Prep shift using the following details:
- Location: FCRM
- Time: Afternoon
- Number of Volunteers: 2 volunteers max
Help Prepare Mason Facility Meals at Harvest Farm
Volunteer below and search for the Morning Meal Prep shift using the following details:
- Location: Harvest Farm
- Time: Morning
- Number of Volunteers: 3 volunteers max
Please note: If a shift is filled for a particular date or doesn’t have availability for the number of volunteers you searched for, you may need to select a different date to find a shift that works for you.
Written by: Paula Ordaz, Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission