The life of the Mission is characterized by the clients working together to maintain the facility and participate directly in serving others through the Mission’s community assistance ministries. Each man is assigned to a Work Station on the campus, at The Mission Store or in the Food Pantry. The men receive instruction in areas such as operating equipment, serving the public, and grounds maintenance. We value the structure and discipline that work requires, and we encourage teamwork to accomplish the many and varied tasks necessary to operate the Mission.
The ministry of the Westminster Rescue Mission is supported in part by revenues generated through The Mission Store located on our main campus. The store provides opportunities for bargain shopping for our community while at the same time giving the men in our Recovery Program the chance to learn skills and serve the public. Clients contribute to the operations in the areas of receiving and sorting donations, working with customers in the stores and pick-up and delivery of donations and purchases. We always strive to operate as a light in the community where neighbors can find great shopping values but also share prayers, needs and encouragement with the store staff, volunteers and clients. It is not uncommon to find customers and staff praying together in our stores. We also partner with other local agencies to meet the material needs of those who fall on hard times.