Faith Rescue Mission has been at its Mill Square location since 2006. The store is temporarily closed and should reopen within a few weeks at its new location. | Austin Nelson photo

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Faith Rescue Mission relocating

Published 10:39am Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alexander City’s Faith Rescue Mission is relocating to the Alex City Shopping Center.

Grace Goff, assistant office administrator for Faith Rescue Mission, said Wednesday that the local thrift store is temporarily closed as it moves from its current location in Mill Square to the Alex City Shopping Center next door to Rose’s.

“We’re still negotiating our contracts with the lease agreement, but we are moving to the Alex City Shopping Center,” she said. “We’re hoping to reopen in within the next week or two.”

Faith Rescue Mission, which is headquartered in Montgomery, is a rescue mission that helps the needy and the homeless, according to Ken Turner, director of men.

“We are pretty much funded by our thrift stores,” Turner said. “We also have a soup kitchen in Montgomery and a pantry, and we also have a voucher system.”

The rescue mission was established in Montgomery in 1965.

“It was established by a group of people of Montgomery – Christians who wanted a place they could help those in need,” Turner said. “The Alexander City area is one of the areas we have reached out to.”

Goff said the Faith Rescue Mission opened its Alexander City location Nov. 30, 2006.

“We’ve been there about five years and a month,” she said.

For more information about the rescue mission, call their Montgomery office at 334-281-6470.