Goodwill Rescue Mission empowers the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark to encounter Christ through compassionate care and comprehensive life transformation that meets immediate needs and encourages many to dare to hope for a life of dignity and dedication to being a contributing member of their community.
“'This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth and insight”
– Philippians 1:9
When I look back at the first half of this year, I can’t help but pause at the increased number of our neighbors in dire need of meals, shelter and other care.
We see our resources stretched thin and sometimes I wonder how we’ll be able to help them all. Yet, through it all, it amazes me how love stands out above every challenge we face.
Love moves people to give to people they have never met. Love unites people from every background to work together towards the same shared goal. Love sees beyond personal mistakes and offers second chances. Love responds when someone has been hurt and needs help.
In fact, I believe love makes everything happen here at the Mission. I see it every day! I see love in our donors’ sacrificial giving. I see love in the hard work of our volunteers and staff. I see love in the men in our programs, who share a smile with other guests and worship together with us in our chapel.
Your love for the homeless and poor in Northern New Jersey comes to life through your prayers and gifts. During the summer season, when the needs of the homeless and poor are often overlooked, friends like you help keep our doors open to offer God’s love in the form of meals, safe shelter, showers, and hope for new life.
Rev. David P. Jones
President & CEO