“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed,
because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."
Accomplishing Our Goals and Fulfilling Our Mission
The Steve Kessler Care Center: In 2018 the Mission acquired three round buildings on Great Mills Road through the generous donation of Mrs. Renee Kessler in honor of her late husband, Steve Kessler. These three separate buildings include five individual units that will be used for temporary emergency shelter, a laundry facility for the homeless and classrooms. Many volunteers including St Mary’s Roofing and Christmas in April have helped to renovate these buildings. The homeless will have somewhere safe and clean to stay as they work to find stable housing. The Mission is very grateful for this wonderful donation from the Kessler family.
21606 Sheriff Miedzinski Way: When the leased property on Great Mills Road was no longer available, the Mission looked for another location. The Mission was successful to acquire 1.7 acres improved with a 4,640 sqft concrete building in August of 2020. The building will need to be renovated, and the proposed upgrades are now going through the St Mary’s County permitting process. Once the permits are received and the renovations are finished, the property will be able to function as a “day shelter.” There will also be offices available for staff and outside social services on the second level. This property is located in an area where there is much poverty and homelessness. We are looking forward to offering many services including counseling, showers, Sunday breakfast, and the Sunday worship service.
Parcel 244 next to 21606 Sheriff Miedzinski Way: Through another amazing donation, the Mission acquired 3.755 acres of undeveloped property next to the recently acquired building. This property will be used for future development if needed. We are very appreciative to the Estate of Robert Otto for giving this property to the Mission.
In many ways, 2020 was a great year for the Mission!
In spite of the pandemic challenges this year, through the generous outpouring of support from our local community, the Mission was able to become a property owner!
God is good!