The Mission in the News

Jul 19, 2013

Mission Receives Car Donated by Rockford Mutual Insurance

Rockford Rescue Mission is the grateful recipient of a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, donated this week by Rockford Mutual Insurance. 

The vehicle is a green four door sedan with 87,000 miles on it. The company partnered with Gerber Collision and Glass and Rockford Auto Parts & Sales to have the car completely repaired, and the vehicle has met all state inspection requirements. The donation is part of the Recycled Ride Program, a national community service project launched in 2007. Rockford Mutual identified Rockford Rescue Mission as a local charity in need of a vehicle.

With the addition of the car, the Mission will be better able to transport shelter guests and residents of its long-term programs to medical appointments, job interviews and classes — and to make other trips necessary in helping homeless men and women rebuild their lives. 

“We’re grateful to Rockford Mutual Insurance for recognizing our need and stepping up with such a thoughtful and practical donation,” said Executive Director Sherry Pitney.

The car was delivered to the Mission on Wednesday, July 17.

Joseph DeChatelets (left), President and CEO of Rockford Mutual Insurance, presents the car keys to Chris Eldridge, the Mission's Director of Development.