Rutland Open Door Mission Gets Kitchen Refresh
It’s amazing how a just a simple coat of paint can renew your spirit!
On August 1, 2019, employees from The Vermont Country Store brightened the workplace for the dedicated staff of the Rutland Open Door Mission who prepare and serve a community lunch each day for those in need. Employee volunteers applied a fresh coat of paint to the kitchen, which was in sore need of an update. While paint dried, our volunteers changed gears, cooking and serving a barbecue lunch to approximately 20 people who arrived hungry for a mid-day meal. Appreciation extended in both directions as our team shared their gratitude for the Mission’s work in the community, while those they serve thanked our staff for their time and effort.
In 2018, the Rutland Door Mission provided 37,000 meals and 14,000 bed nights to the disenfranchised of Vt., among whom 89% are veterans. The Mission strives to operate as a self-sufficient, independent shelter. Learn more about them at www.rutlandmission.org.