Idaho Falls Rescue Mission

Providing help, hope and a future ,to the hungry, homeless and hopeless in our community through the power and love of Jesus Christ. (Jeremiah 29:11) Facebook

 

 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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IFRM's Consignment and Thrift Store

1570 N. Holmes, Idaho Falls

208-524-7274

(corner of Holmes and Anderson – across from BMC West)

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

I was reminded this week of why we do what we do here at IFRM, in a very poignant way. Meredith is a man who came to us last week. He is from Montana and when he sought a ride from one city to another in that state, some helpful friends offered him a lift. Meredith fell asleep on the way … and when he woke up, they were stopped at a truck stop just south of Idaho Falls. His “friends” kicked him out of the car and drove off, leaving him stranded in a strange place, as it happened without even one form of identification, little or no money, and no one nearby whom he knew.

Someone gave him a lift to the Rescue Mission and told him he could find help here. It took a day or two to figure out the best way to get him home, during which he spent nights at the Rescue Mission and in the day worked on such things as getting some identification (a friend mailed him his ID, which arrived in short order from his town in Montana).

Saturday, Meredith attended the Homeless Stand Down at the Veterans Lodge in downtown Idaho Falls. There, he not only got a hot meal, but was provided winter clothing, boots and other necessities, along with a nice canvas bag to carry them in. He ate quickly and wanted to get back to the Rescue Mission, because Rob Callantine, our supervisor at the Mission, had contacted St. Vincent De Paul and they helped pay for a bus ticket to get him back to his home town.

I was at the Mission as he packed up and prepared to leave. With tears in his eyes, he turned to me and said “Look at this. Just look at this. I got here several days ago with nothing – not even an ID – and look at all these things I am taking back with me as I leave.”

I gave him the simplest Gospel message I could think of: “God loves you, and we love you too. Take care, and stay in touch when you get home.” By this time I was in tears, too. Because Meredith, an ordinary human being in great need, had obviously seldom encountered the basic human kindness and care he experienced when suddenly stranded in Idaho Falls.

- John Howze
Director, Community Engagement

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Matthew 25:34-36

Large variety of new and used items: tools, glassware, furniture, books, collectables and  antiques.

We accept both donations and consignments at this location. These items will be used to help the homeless and needy in our community either by being given to them free or by the proceeds from our Thrift and Consignment Shop being used to support the Mission. 
By combining thrift and consignment sales in one location, we are able to offer many of the things found in the usual thrift store, along with some exceptional values in consigned furniture, paintings, collectibles and antiques. Stop by and browse – you’re sure to get exceptional value, while helping IFRM operate our emergency and transitional housing that serves the hungry, homeless and hopeless men, women and children in our community.
Your donations make it possible for someone to have something they need or would not ordinarily be able to afford. Proceeds from the Thrift and Consignment Store support City of Refuge, The Ark, Evergreen Emergency Shelter, Ruth House and FAITH.

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Contact Us

Idaho Falls Rescue Mission
840 Park Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: (208) 552-5575
Fax: (866) 888-8483

Links

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions    United Way     Better Business Bureau