On Sunday, September 24, 2017, four men from the Rescue Mission made a trip to Los Angeles to pick up 300 backpacks from Hope Mills. These backpacks are top grade and filled with necessities as well as some special items that brighten the day of recipients. They were distributed to homeless participants at the Homeless Connect held Friday, September 29th at Central Presbyterian Church. The Rescue Mission enjoys making two trips a year with our New Life Transformation participants to help put together backpacks. We are grateful for the ministry of Hope Mills which makes a huge donation to our community and to those in need by providing backpacks. While in Los Angeles, our men visited the beach and took a dip in the ocean!