December 13 - 25. This is the 12 days leading up to Christmas that we can-paign for cans of food to feed the homeless. Donate 12 cans or $12 and then challenge your friends to do the same. Do a video and post it on your Facebook page and share it with the Mission!
Christmas Central, Dec. 18 - 22-- Our week long event to sort and prepare all the toys given for the Family Christmas Party on Saturday.
This year our Family Christmas Party to give toys to the families in need in our community will be on Dec. 23.
Nov. 25- Dec 16 Collection sites listed at KVNE.com or KGLY.com 1 Adult toothbrush 1 Toothpaste (6.4 fl oz) 1 Body wash (18 fl oz)
Several East Texas law enforcement agencies, including sheriff's offices in Gregg and Upshur counties, have teamed to give out 10,000 blankets to people and shelters in need. "Operation Blue Shield of Compassion" was started after Lindale pastor James Dill requested the blankets and figured local police would be the best way to distribute them.
Christy Pierce is looking toward her future, not her past. Pierce is one of three women who just completed a nine-month program at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission focused on helping them overcome past abuse. Pierce said the program helped her turn her life around and get back in the world — and she's looking forward to it.
LONGVIEW - Dustin Lee has had a rough past. Now as cold weather comes in, he relies on Hiway 80 Rescue Mission for shelter. "There's nowhere for you to stay and it's hard to find a place to feel safe," Lee says. "The places I could stay at are too dangerous."
Toy donations for the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission annual Christmas party will be accepted noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 through 16 at the Longview Exhibit Building. A family Christmas party with lunch and dinner is scheduled noon to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, and toys will be distributed to children. Admission to the Christmas party is free; however, families must register to attend.
Raymond Abercrombie was giving thanks for a lot of things Wednesday as he sat down for a Thanksgiving lunch with his wife and two children. Abercrombie, who is a part of Hiway 80 Rescue Mission's New Creation Discipleship Recovery Program alongside his wife, hadn't seen his family while they stayed at the group's separate men and women's shelters. They said they both have been working to get closer to God and work through the disasters that brought them to the mission.