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Organization Number: 58-1878316|
Organization Name: Albany Rescue Mission
Address: 604 N. Monroe St.
State / Province: GA
Zip / Post Code: 31701
Country: United States
Phone: 229-435-7615 Ext:
Organization Email: LarryHample@aol.com
Website Address: http://www.albanyrescuemission.org
Detailed Description: Homelessness is a tragic condition, one that strips its victims' dignity and reduces their lives to a constant struggle for survival. A by-product of homelessness has long been hopelessness, as society's victims were given little chance of escaping their station in life.
In Albany, however, the homeless are being given an opportunity to restore the dignity that life had taken from them. The vision of a unique, caring man, and the donations of concerned citizens and volunteers have launched a program whose goal is to eradicate this hopelessness and give the area's homeless a new chance in life.
"Street people" are a common part of cities like Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. But more and more men, women and children in smaller cities like Albany have turned to the streets: victims of poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse and broken families. Officials estimate there are at least 180 homeless people living in metro Albany.
Larry Hample, who came to Albany in 1960 when he was stationed at Turner Air Base, felt an overwhelming sense of sympathy and compassion for the homeless, helpless people he saw on the city streets. But unlike most people, Brother Larry decided to do something about it.
The result of that call is the Albany Rescue Mission, which houses homeless men, women, and children and feeds thousands of meals to the homeless each month.