Life Message & Tornado Relief In Rowlett
There are so many people & businesses to thank and the words "Thank You" don't seem to be enough. We deeply appreciate all that was done to help those effected by the tornado! Life Message had the privilege of assisting over 150 families that came into our facility and many others that we visited in the effected neighborhoods. We also want to thank all of the volunteers who gave their time & their compassion to help with all of the needs. Life Message appreciates all that was done!!
We love what we do at Life Message!
Closing out 2014 at Life Message
It has been another year of tremendous growth and exciting changes at Life Message. We hope that the year 2015 brings more growth, more support and that we make positive strides to the efforts of putting an end to hunger. There are so many people to thank and we appreciate each and every one! To those making monetary donations, local businesses providing paper products & ice, supporters of our annual events, shoppers in our Thrift Stores and everyone who brings us all of your donated clothes & household items….Thank You!
At the beginning of 2014, the focus was on increasing the amount of food being donated to Life Message, becoming more visible to the public and encouraging more involvement with the community. The number of new clients that register each month has doubled. From January to December of 2014, 956 new families applied for assistance. The amount of food that was distributed more than doubled. We averaged around 50,000 pounds in the month of January to over 130,000 pounds in the month of December.
In July, Life Message was honored as the Business of the Month from the City of Rowlett. In the same month, Life Message was given its very first financial grant from the City of Rowlett. The grant was used to purchase thousands of pounds of food and 3 brand new refrigeration units.
Life Message held its annual events to help raise funds. The 5th annual golf tournament was held in September and helped to raise over $7,000.00. The second annual Thanksgiving Feast served over 1,000 meals, despite the freezing temperatures and wet weather. With the assistance of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints church in Rowlett and the owner of Playfully Ever After Toys, John Burger, we were able to provide Christmas to over 200 children. We hope to triple that in 2015.
In December, Life Message made some exciting cosmetic changes to the facilities by expanding our food pantry and updating the clothing section. There is more room for food and for serving our clients.
Life Message has big plans for 2015 and we want to encourage everyone to get involved! There are several events that are already in the works. Please visit our website frequently to keep up with the events, volunteer opportunities and updates on what is going on at Life Message.
There is always something to do at Life Message but we can’t do what we do….without you!
4501 Rowlett Rd., Suite 200
Rowlett, TX 75088
Community Partner of the Year
Thank you to the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, to the city of Rowlett, our great hard working staff & to all of our volunteers!!
Thank you GISD for this very special recognition!!
Vocational Adjustment Business of the Year
Garland Independent School District
May 27, 2015
In recognition of our performance working with students with special needs.
Walking The Walk In Rowlett
By: Amanda Blair
Life Message’s mission to end local hunger
Thank you Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel for featuring Life Message. We truly appreciate the support we receive from the city of Rowlett!
A look into what we do at Life Message. We would love for you to get involved!