I quit my factory job in South Beloit in March 2020 – unfortunately, just a few days before the lockdown started. I regretted the decision, of course, because when everything shut down it was hard to get another job. I got a few odd jobs...

It seems like I fell out of the sky and landed in the safety net that is Rockford Rescue Mission. I’m from Rockford, but I got a commercial driver’s license and moved to Florida in 2004 to be a truck driver. I lost my CDL during...

Dear Friends: Each year before our Evening for Hope telethon, we set a funding goal. This year, after much prayer, we set a target of $115,000. Given that everything is so uncertain right now during COVID and in our fragile economy, this represented a huge step...