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Experience GROWTH and cultivate new skills and see how lives are transformed through simple acts of kindness...



Grow and serve others, individually or as a group: Kitchen, Catering & Special Events, Thrift Store Phone Operator, Fashion Police, Work Projects, Hair Stylist, Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician ...

Produce > Cultivate > Raise  >  Nurture > Develop >  Mature

IMPACT the lives of men, women and children as you share your time and talents... 


... Impact others: Tutor, Teach, Prayer Team, Sports & Fitness, Weekend Fun Nights;  Rescue the Children: Clothing Closets, Office Helper, Library Team, Pen Pal, Children’s Bible Program ...

Influence > Impression > Raise

GAIN an appreciation for the people we serve in our community by remaining in connection...



 ... Gain in relationship: MentoringInterning, and so much more!

 Improve > Advance Increase >  Expand  > Achieve   



SPOTLIGHT on Volunteers  < click to view more stories

Meet Jason Carter:  
Father, Husband, Student and Marine.

Rather than simply relaxing on the couch and just enjoying his summer with his family, Jason decided to give back to his community.   Jason sought out volunteer opportunities with the Fresno Rescue Mission, completing 100 hours.  He served food to our guests.  He tutored disciples enrolled in the Academy, and is now taking steps to serve in relational ministries as a mentor, developing a friendship with a disciple in the Academy program.


We caught up with Jason and asked him what he gained from his volunteer experiences with the Fresno Rescue Mission:

1.       What were your aspirations for the summer?

The Lord put it in my heart to give 100 hours of my time this summer while my kids were out of school for summer break. When I set out to volunteer at the Rescue Mission that was really the only goal I had in mind. I left the rest up to God. I figured he would put me where I was needed.

2.        Why you chose the Fresno Rescue Mission to volunteer?

I chose the Rescue Mission because Pastor Larry Arce counseled me early on in my marriage when my wife and I were going through a rough time. I always remembered how he helped me. So really, I’m just giving back what was given to me.

3.        What you have gained from volunteering with us and your overall experience?

The most important thing I gained from volunteering at the Rescue Mission was friendships with the disciples. They have encouraged me and strengthened me in my walk with Christ. Seeing the changes that have occurred in the lives of these men is proof enough that God exists.

Additional Resources
Last Updated Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 05:08 PM.

Did You Know...?


... Our thrift store is also YOUR RECYCLING CENTER for broken or outdated electronics?   


Bring us your old Computer desktops and laptops, TV's, VCR's, cell phones, etc., ... and we'll turn your gigantic paper weights into ministry treasure!  We thank you in advance for sharing your abundance!


Supporting the Mission with my IN-KIND gifts

Fresno Rescue Mission Thrift Store and Cars
181 E. Sierra Ave., Fresno
(Between Blackstone and Fresno Street)

Sandra Patel, Store Manager

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