Red Bird Mission provides spiritual, educational, health and outreach ministries for people in remote Appalachia. Red Bird Mission sits in an isolated area of three counties, traditionally under-served by state and local government agencies. Its first mission efforts, in 1921, provided a school, but the mission has become a broad-spectrum agency, serving in five areas of ministry (education, community outreach, economic opportunities, medical services, and assistance with upgrading below standard housing in the Red Bird River valley area). The recent major accomplishments would include 13 to 23 well-educated young people graduating from high school each spring, assistance for over 1600 families in crisis or in continuing poverty, including clothing and furniture vouchers, food pantry assistance, and support for the mothers of infants and toddlers, oversee 350 home repair projects in the community, assist over 100 families through the purchase of their crafts and marketed by the craft program, and provide 40 home bound clients with noon meals and senior citizen support through the DeWall Senior Center. Financial assistance by RHUMC will supplement direct gifts to the Mission, helping to continue its services to those in need in the Red Bird area.
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