Frances D. Bisby

First Name: 
Frances
Last Name: 
Bisby
Secretary
Transportation Engineer,
NCDOT, Transportation Planning Branch

Frances Bisby is currently a Transportation Engineer and Coordinator for the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization within NCDOT's Transportation Planning Branch. She oversees the long-range, multimodal planning efforts for the Transportation Management Area and over 300,000 residents. She has 10 years of experience in traffic engineering and three years in long-range transportation planning.

Mahlon L. Aycock

First Name: 
Mahlon L.
Last Name: 
Aycock
Owner, Char-Grill Companies

Mahlon Aycock has been a Co-Owner and Operator of Char-Grill Restaurants, Inc for 38 years. He’s lived in the Raleigh Area since 1975 and graduated from Atlantic Christian College with a degree in Accounting. 

Who are the Homeless?

Check out this infographic to learn more about our homeless neighbors. 

Who are the homeless? Most of our homeless neighbors don't fit typical stereotypes.  They're just like you and me. They have kids. They're willing to work hard. They want jobs. They just need your help.  Join us in Changing Lives HereTM this holiday season. Share the infographic below to spread the word and check out ways you can make a soul-deep difference in the lives of the homeless in our community. 

Mission Rescue Radiothon with KIX 102.9FM

Event Times and Locations: 

Friday, November 7
5pm - 9pm
Triangle Town Center 
Cary Towne Center 

Time: 
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Support Raleigh Rescue Mission on Friday, November 7 during the Mission Rescue Radiothon with KIX 102.9FM.  The Radiothon will take place at both Cary Towne Center and Triangle Town Center malls from 5pm – 9pm.  Stop by with a financial donation to help change a life and enjoy the tree lighting festivities, Santa’s arrival, live entertainment and activities for the kids.

A Homeless Honeymoon for Liz

Only eight months after she was married, Liz lost her job. Then her husband abandoned her for another woman, taking every cent they had with him.

Only eight months after she was married, Liz* lost her job. Then her husband abandoned her for another woman, taking every cent they had with him.

To survive, Liz pawned her wedding ring and sold her blood plasma. She grew thin on a diet of peanut butter and bread. She slept in parking lots, and once, sitting up in the bathroom of a downtown Raleigh hotel. She bathed in fountains.

“One day, I was sitting on a bench and it was raining cats and dogs,” she said. “A woman showed me how to cover up with a garbage bag. It protected me from the rain and kept me warm.”

Help us Launch Strong!

It's time for Changing Lives HereTM!

Join us for the launch of our 4th annual Changing Lives Here™ campaign! Changing Lives HereTM is Raleigh Rescue Mission’s campaign to offer meals, shelter, warm clothing and the opportunity for a changed life to homeless men, women and children in our community.

9/11 Day of Service at RRM

2,000 volunteers mobilize in the Triangle to commemorate 9/11

About 30 volunteers will be at the Mission today as part of the Triangle’s 9/11 Day of Service to remember those lost in the September 11, 2001 tragedies. The goal of the event, coordinated by Activate Good in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and City of Raleigh, is to mobilize 2,000 volunteers to take on over 40 service projects to improve the community through volunteerism and kindness.

Betrayed into Homelessness

There was a time when Cheryl was a trusting soul. But her caring nature made her vulnerable when she showed kindness to an unsupervised child in her apartment complex.

“Now I know God’s working in my life every day. I wake up every morning and . . . say ‘Thank you!’ I’ve got a home. I’ve got a place to sleep.” - Cheryl*

There was a time when Cheryl was a trusting soul. But her caring nature made her vulnerable when she showed kindness to an unsupervised child in her apartment complex.  

FastMed Urgent Care Hosts School Supply Drive for RRM

Help homeless kids get ready for the school year! 

FastMed Urgent Care and Raleigh Rescue Mission have partnered to launch a Back to School Supply Drive to support homeless and poor children in need of supplies for the start of school year.  FastMed Urgent care is collecting the following donations for Raleigh Rescue Mission: 

  • General school supplies including: pens, pads, binders, backpacks, calculators and USB Jump drives

From Skid Row to CEO

After a flourishing 25-year career as a software engineer, he launched a wireless technology start-up.  Business was booming until the economy turned. 

“I spent eight days in a shelter. They kicked me out during the day. I went to the park or the library. I met guys who lived in the woods or on the streets."
               – Theo*, former software engineer and CEO of a technology start-up

Theo was a software engineer for 25 years. He raised a family in Charlotte, NC. Both his sons graduated from college. At the peak of his success, Theo started his own wireless technology company.

Business was booming . . . until the economy turned.