Men and Women Work Towards a New Life and Clean Up the Streets

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10th Annual Rockies Cleanup Event -- Just in Time for the Home Opener

WHAT: Twenty of the Denver Rescue Mission’s New Life rehabilitation program participants are joining staff and volunteers to pick up trash in the Ballpark neighborhood, in preparation for the Colorado Rockies home opener.

The Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter is just blocks away from Coors Field and it is our goal to be a good neighbor and keep the ballpark area free of trash. The city of Denver is supporting this endeavor by providing rakes, shovels, gloves, safety vests, grippers, brooms, and trash bags.

WHERE:
Crews will rally at the Mission’s Lawrence Shelter
1130 Park Avenue (Lawrence St. & Park Ave.) and pick up trash for a 10 block radius around Coors Field

WHO:
Crews totaling 40 people

  • 5 program participants from Champa House, a women and children’s facility offering long-term rehabilitation
  • 15 program participants from the Lawrence Street Shelter, an emergency services facility.
  • 20 staff and volunteers

WHEN:
Thursday, April 8, 2010
9 a.m.     Crews rally at Lawrence Street Shelter
11 a.m. Crews meet at Gate C, 21st and Blake to receive a big thank you from Jim Kellog and Rockies’ staff

WHY:
Many of the men and women from our rehabilitation program have spent time on the streets. Today they will be cleaning those same streets. It is a powerful experience for them to come back to the streets knowing that they are on the path to recovery, and that their lives have already changed dramatically with the support of the Denver Rescue Mission.

About the Denver Rescue Mission
Since 1892 the Denver Rescue Mission has been meeting the needs of the poor and homeless through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional and permanent housing, and community outreach. For more information visit, http://www.DenverRescueMission.org .

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