We had a very special time together last week where we celebrated Don May's legacy to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission. He was one of the original founders and kept the Mission going through many hard times. His connection to the Mission spanned over 40 years! Just imagine in that time, how many lives he touched with his kindness.
NOLB IS MORE THAN A SLOGAN… IT’S A PROMISE!
A room filled with the best in our community--Last Saturday night, the No One Left Behind event was held to recognize outstanding first responders in our community. First responders and community members gathered to honor the heroic actions of those men and women who chose to dedicate their lives to protect all of us.
Rodney Gaskins, our Executive Director, spoke about servant leadership and how the Fairbanks Rescue Mission is eternally grateful for the work of the first responders, who help us on a daily basis. The following is from Rodney's speech to the community.
"The name of this event is significant. No One Left Behind has meaning. It’s a phrase I heard my entire military career.
• We leave no one on the battle field.
• We are NOT going to leave you behind.
• We are not going to leave you where you’re at.
• We are in this together.
• We are not going to leave you when you’re down.
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND IS MORE THAN A SLOGAN… IT’S A PROMISE!
It’s a promise that our first responders make to us and our community… EVERY DAY, EVERY SHIFT, EVERY TIME THEY SUIT UP."
We are looking forward to this opportunity next year (tentatively Nov. 3rd, 2018) to show our community heroes again how much we appreciate them. Please join us!
Over the past few months, we have made a tremendous amount of progress on the Joshua House Community Project. With the support of Fairbanks Rescue Mission staff and many others, we have the floors, walls, and roof of the first cabin in place and we have established a safe and efficient procedures. With that said, we are now accepting volunteer service inquiries from local businesses or organization who are interested in supporting this endeavor. Please fill out the inquiry form below and we will be in contact you as soon as possible.
Our first set of volunteers arrived from Virginia on July 11, 2017, and they have provided us with much needed support and help.
We're so excited to watch the beginning stages of the Joshua House Community Project come to life. We are so thankful for all of the generous support and encouragement that we have received.
Rodney Gaskins, our Executive Director, will be holding a leadership training on January 27th.
RECOVERY PROGRAM TRAINING: Austin Brown, our Recovery Program Direction, will be leading a workshop on recovery processes and how we can heal from our brokenness. The dates for the training are January 30th-February 3rd. Call 452-5343 x2209 for more information.
No One Left Behind inaugural event on Nov 12, 2016, honored our First Responders of the Fairbanks Alaska community. (Administrative Director) Michelle Harpole describes some of her interactions with First Responders that are dispatched for medical emergencies at the Fairbanks Rescue Mission