To enhance the Mission’s presence in the business community, THE NETWORK (formerly known as EVE Network) was formed as a ministry of the Rescue Mission in the Fall of 2004. Standing on the characteristics of ENERGY, VISION and ENTHUSIASM, THE NETWORK is made up of representatives from area businesses, education organizations, retail establishments and community volunteers. This group of high-energy, busy individuals meets every other month for an action-packed hour to learn about Mission opportunities, network with men and women from all over the region and take the word back to their work place and/or groups they are a part of.
Some projects THE NETWORK members have taken on include:
THE NETWORK’s signature project is the Union Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Family Walk to benefit the Rescue Mission. The Drumstick Dash involves business sponsors, runner and walker registration, street musicians, food, advertising and street marshals. Last year, over 14,000 participants took part in the DASH!
THE NETWORK meets every odd month on the 2nd Thursday (January, March, May, July, September, November) from 5.30 – 6.30pm at 2nd helpings’ Cafe!