GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Former members from the homeless community are turning their lives around by going back to the streets.
Every person who stays at the men’s Gospel Rescue Mission rotates to sweep the streets downtown. The mission wants to send a message to the public.
“We want to distinguish that the people that live at the Gospel Rescue Mission are not the general rabble razors downtown. These are the people that contribute to their own well being. They contribute to their own existence,” said coordinator, Brian Bouteller.
Matt Miller used to live at the mission. He’s now working for Reaching Our Community food pantry.
“I was just down and out of a job. I had a lot of things going on. didn’t want to do anything. I was at my lowest peak. Now I’m at the point where I’m stable again and back into the community and trying to help other people,” said Miller.
Through the work and lessons he learned at the mission, he’s now able to help more in the community.
“We hand out 35 to 40 thousand pounds of food a month,” said Miller.
The men’s Gospel Rescue Mission also helps clean the fairgrounds and for other city events.