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The Holland Rescue Mission (HRM)works to end homelessness in Western Michigan by providing emergency shelter and long-term services to those in need. As a member of Investing in Communities®, Holland Rescue Mission can receive funding from virtually any brokered real estate transaction — home sales, home purchases, and commercial leases. IIC has already raised $5,739 for HRM. When supporters use this platform, at no cost to themselves, HRM will have more resources to help the homeless on their path to recovery. 

The Holland Rescue Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization administering support to homeless men and women of all backgrounds. By supplying a safe place to stay, nutritional meals, and warm clothing, HRM inspires hope in those facing serious difficulties. Additionally, the Mission implements practical steps to help its clients achieve steady, positive change. A work-based program, housed in the HRM stores, teaches lifelong career and independent living skills to encourage sustainable success. This innovative opportunity gives new purpose to the HRM’s thrift stores, which accept donated clothes furniture, and household items for resale to further fund the Mission’s efforts. 

The Holland Mission Gateway Center

In 2017, HRM opened the doors to its Gateway Center, an 82,000 square foot space housing a thrift store and the Gateway Academy. The Gateway Academy is a long-term recovery program through which students receive free housing and hands-on professional training to serve them throughout their lives. During this 48 week program, participants help run the Holland Mission Gateway Center’s store, developing skills in retail, customer service and inventory, for example. They also receive counseling and education to address the issues that resulted in their homelessness, giving them the tools for a fresh start. 

Biblical Counseling

In addition to supplying homeless men and women with physical necessities like food, shelter and clothing, the Holland Rescue Mission ministers emotional support rooted in Christianity. Through biblical counseling, the Mission aims to heal wounds and help its guests develop a foundational faith that promotes self-worth and good decision-making. The Mission strives to become a center for biblical counseling training, preparing counselors to serve as beacons of hope for those facing major hardships. 

The Urban Ministry Institute

The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) is an educational resource for Christian leaders who serve urban, low-income areas. Through TUMI, the Holland Rescue Mission offers affordable instruction to those who want to guide underserved communities, but do not have the financial resources to attend a seminary.

Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Will Give More Than Hope to the Homeless

At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about ending the cycle of homelessness can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for the Holland Rescue Mission through Investing In Community’s free platform. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in approximately $1,300 of funding. Support the Mission’s life-affirming and life-changing services by using IIC to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find a real estate agent that is appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start? 

Location: Holland, Michigan

Focus Area: Social Justice

Budget: $1 million - $5 million

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As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, Holland Rescue Mission is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your residential or commercial property transaction. Referral fees are a common expense paid by brokers only to other brokers for much desired referrals. As a licensed broker with a charitable mission, IIC is able to accept referral fees and pass most of those funds to your charity of choice - at no cost to you.
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