MCGREGOR, Texas (October 12, 2015) — The First National Bank Your Bank for Life announced Mission Waco/Mission World is the latest Charity Champion to be selected.
Mission Waco/Mission World works to help the poor and marginalized change their own lives by offering them skills, support and motivation through empowerment-based programs. To move to the next level, Mission Waco is seeking funds for economic development opportunities.
Specifically Mission Waco needs monetary donations to establish a grocery business and renovate the newly acquired building at 1505 N. 15th St. This grocery store is a much-needed addition to the area. The World Cup Cafe, Fair Trade Market and Jubilee Theatre are successful community and economic development projects making a positive impact in the neighborhood. Mission Waco also needs an ice machine.
“Through holistic hands-on work, lives are being changed,” said Jimmy Dorrell, Mission Waco’s president and executive director. “I encourage anyone and everyone to come join this incredible adventure and discover the joy of serving others.”
Dorrell submitted the Charity Champion nomination. When asked why Mission Waco should be selected, he wrote:
For 23 years, we have been serving and empowering thousands of the poor and marginalized in Central Texas through job training, children/youth programs, a homeless shelter, alcohol/drug residential treatment, a theatre and visual arts program, economic development in a blighted area, legal assistance, and social services. We have the highest 4-star rating of Charity Navigator, were the #1 pick for non-profits by Locals Love Us, and have met the 20 required steps for a charity by the Better Business Bureau.
Mission Waco will be honored during the third quarter of the West Virginia vs. Baylor football game Saturday, October 14, 2015.
ABOUT MISSION WACO/MISSION WORLD
Mission Waco/Mission World believes in the dignity of the poor to be able to overcome their own challenges that often overwhelm them. Through compassionate, Christian empowerment-based programs, we assist struggling folks with job training and job finding, overcoming addictions, getting off the streets into both temporary and longer-term housing, and moving toward self-sufficiency. Mission Waco also helps revitalize old blighted neighborhoods through community and economic development, performing and visual arts, and training for urban children and youth. The ministry also helps engage the middle-class of our community better understand the issues of poverty through volunteerism, exposure trips, and training. In addition, Mission Waco/Mission World works in Haiti drilling clean water wells, providing school sponsorships for 400 impoverished children, providing a free clinic, and offering micro-loans to the poorest women in the Western hemisphere. Visit http://www.missionwaco.org for more information.