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Journal Gazette | 06/12/2005 | United Way cuts $350,000 as donations fall
"We're certainly not going to complain about getting cut," said Jeff Keplar, vice president of community relations at the Rescue Mission."Philosophically, why would you want to take a hit at somebody who's helping support you?"Keplar
said the mission three years ago began an annual fundraiser to buoy its revenues beyond United Way support.
Journal Gazette | 11/26/2004 | Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving feasts
On Thursday, about 72 volunteers helped prepare and serve the food, said Jeff Keplar, director of community relations for Rescue Mission Ministries.But the process of preparing the tons of food necessary to feed all those guests began about a week ago, he said.
,We,ve been cooking turkeys day and night so we can be ready,, Keplar
Along with the turkeys, workers and volunteers cooked 225 pounds of beans, 225 pounds of peas, 750 pounds of mashed potatoes, 350 pounds of stuffing and 500 pounds of sweet potatoes.
Guests drank about 40 gallons of coffee and 100 gallons of cold drinks, he
They also dined on about 185 pies, Keplar
,We used almost everything.We were down to the bottom,, he
thanked the community for their support of the mission.He
said that it had been a great day and that it was wonderful to help people who would not have likely had a good Thanksgiving dinner otherwise.
,Everyone should be able to enjoy Thanksgiving in America,, he
The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Jeff Keplar, spokesman for the Rescue Mission, said Strader had been at the facility around the time of his disappearance, but could not give a specific date.
THE ABOITE INDEPENDENT >>>>
Mission Director of Community Relations, Jeff Keplar tells the Aboite Independent, “We do very little fund raising directly like this, and so it’s a chance for us to get together as a group of people who like Christian music and enjoy fellowship, and we’re going to have appetizers and desserts at 6:15, with our program beginning at 7:30.” The money raised will go to feed the homeless, as well as provide assistance programs for those who need help.
According to Keplar
, “The Rescue Mission has been here for over a hundred years helping people by providing food for the hungry, providing homes for the homeless, and providing hope for their futures through the Love of Jesus Christ.
And as long as people support us we hope to be here another hundred years doing the same thing.
It’s a great ministry to be involved in, and we see a lot of people who are getting help from us, so we appreciate the help we receive from others so we can turn around and help those in need.”
“We look forward to a great evening together.” - Jeff Keplar
News-Sentinel | 02/14/2007 | All around town, people cope with snowbound situations
"We've opened up the dining room for the entire day, with coffee and snacks, and put a television in there," said spokesman Jeff Keplar.The mission's lobby also is open, but the sleeping area remained closed.
"We're trying to create an atmosphere where people can stay warm and comfortable," Keplar
The weather canceled classes for men involved in the long-term residential program.
"They are being kept busy keeping sidewalks cleared and doing additional chores," Keplar
said."The residents are jumping in to fill those gaps."
All staffers were able to come to work."We may be in worse shape (Wednesday)," Keplar
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