Local missionary to celebrate shelter program graduates
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Four local men are graduating from The Union Gospel Mission’s shelter programs. The organization is also calling on the public for assistance.
The graduation ceremony will take place 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 21 at Northside Community Church.
These men are graduating from months-long programs focused on recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. Three participated in 6-month-long programs and one participated in a 3-month-long program.
The Union Gospel Mission says their programs provide shelter and faith-based life skills classes.
They will provide the graduates with certificates of completion, and baptizing two of these graduates at the service.
Union Gospel Mission is inviting the public to attend. They will be holding a fellowship lunch after the service as well.
In addition, they are asking the community to help with donations including monetary support and supplies.
“Gallon sized baggies filled with toiletries, sunscreen, socks, bottled water/spots drinks and snacks are needed to distribute to the unhoused community,” they said in a release.
The organization says the public can donate at their website, by mail or in person.