Our Founder Mother Blanche Weaver Passed Away
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff and Supporters of the Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida:
“We are sad to announce the passing of our founder Mother Blanche Weaver on Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Mother Weaver, born on August 23, 1923, moved from New Jersey to Sanford Florida in 1968, where she founded The Rescue Church of God and Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida.
Her compassion for people was an inspiration that has sparked change in the community for over 25 years. She will be dearly missed not just by her family and friends, but also her beloved community.
The legacy she has left is lasting and will live on through the good works of Rescue Outreach.
Special condolences are extended to Mother Weaver’s daughter and our Administrative Director, Sylvia Drake Izquierdo.”
escue Outreach Mission exists to serve disadvantaged people throughout Central Florida, by providing resources that help prevent homelessness and by helping those who are already homeless return to self-sufficiency.
Rescue Outreach Mission is a human resources agency located in Seminole County that provides a safe, supportive and healing environment in which disadvantaged or homeless people receive the assistance they need to return to self sufficiency.
We Do This By:
- Providing emergency resources such as food, shelter, clothing, and counseling.
- Providing comprehensive referral services to help clients find the resources they need through agencies that provide services beyond those of our organization.
- Providing safe emergency housing for individuals and families.
- Providing community outreach services.
Past Events — The 2014 Corporate 5K Rescue Run
The 2014 Corporate 5K benefiting the Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida
The Rescue Run Corporate 5K Presented by Vickaryous Law Firm is Seminole County's only corporate walk/run event.
News and Updates
WFTV.COM Channel 9 - Seminole County shelter for needy families to expand
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County's only emergency shelter for needy families is set for a major expansion.
The Sanford Herald: Rescue Outreach Mission updates facilities, services
The most recent additions include a playground and learning center, as well as renovating the children’s playroom, all of which are inside the Open Door Shelter for Women and Children.
The Sanford Herald: Wicklow 11-year-old collects toothbrushes for homeless kids
John Loso spent his summer a little differently than most children his age. After a successful toothbrush charity drive at his elementary school in May, the 11-year-old decided to continue his efforts during the summertime.
The Sanford Herald: 7-year-old girl produces cookbook to benefit Rescue Outreach Mission
Another child has come forward with a mission to help Sanford with its homeless after viewing the episode of “60 Minutes” documenting the homeless of Orlando.
Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida is an equal opportunity employer. In order to be considered for employment, an application must be filed. Applications will remain on file for three months from the date of issue and are reviewed for positions as they become available. Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida is a faith based organization.