Frances D. Bisby

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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

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Mahlon L.
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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. 

Blue Water Spa Champions Homeless Infants

Partnering together to serve those in need!

Kile and Dr. Michael Law, and their entire staff at Blue Water Spa, are longtime supporters of Raleigh Rescue Mission. Over the past year alone, they’ve collected turkeys, coats, canned goods and much-needed funds through their many successful events. They are also leaders in the new Giving Tuesday movement to encourage charitable giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. 

When Blue Water Spa learned that Raleigh Rescue Mission was opening a nursery for homeless babies, they wanted to see the new facility firsthand. 

Blue Water Spa 2014 Anniversary and Fundraiser

Event Times and Locations: 

Blue Water Spa, 10931 Raven Ridge Rd #201, Raleigh, NC 27614

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the staff of Blue Water Spa on Wednesday, December 10 from 5pm-8pm for their 2014 Anniversary Party and Fundraiser to benefit Raleigh Rescue Mission.  

More than $10,000 in raffle prizes will be awarded. Attendees will receive one free raffle ticket for $10 gift card donation to a toy store, book store or larger retailer such as Target or Walmart. 

Help provide supplies for RRM's nursery while enjoying the opportunity to sample the spa's many services. 

Giving Tuesday is December 2!

Give back on #GivingTuesday!

Black Friday was first, Cyber Monday was second and now...Giving Tuesday is here!

In a season that is about shopping, deals and gifts we finally have a national movement that’s all about helping others. It’s called Giving Tuesday and it’s a day devoted to giving.

On December 2, we want to change the way people think about giving but we need your help. Get your friends excited about what matters to you! Tell them who you give to and why you do it. Let’s make giving viral! #GivingTuesday

Donation Tube Fundraiser

Event Times and Locations: 

Triangle Town Center & Cary Towne Center
November 1 - December 31

Sat, 11/01/2014 (All day) - Wed, 12/31/2014 (All day)

Help change a life this holiday season by dropping off a donation while you are out doing your holiday shopping!  Look for the large donation tubes in the center court of both Triangle Town Center and Cary Towne Center.  It only takes $2.80 to provide a meal, which can be the start of a new life. Help make a soul-deep difference today!

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. 

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.