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HOUSE PROCLAMATION NO. 2<br /> – Boise Rescue Mission, commended


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HP002......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
BOISE RESCUE MISSION - Stating findings of the Legislature and commending
the Boise Rescue Mission for fifty years of service to the Treasure Valley.

02/20    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/21    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/22    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/25    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsor - Bowers
    Title apvd - Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2008


                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                  HOUSE PROCLAMATION NO. 2

                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  1                                    A PROCLAMATION
  3        VALLEY.

  4        We, the members of the House of Representatives  of  the  State  of  Idaho
  5    assembled  in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature,
  6    do hereby proclaim:

  7        WHEREAS, the Boise Rescue Mission began its service dedicated to the home-
  8    less, the addicted and the unfortunate on November  16,  1958,  when  Reverend
  9    Charles  Bradshaw,  Pastor Orville Stiles and businessman Walter Wilson estab-
 10    lished the Christ's Gospel Mission in Boise; and
 11        WHEREAS, in the early 1960's the name of the Mission was  changed  to  the
 12    Boise Rescue Mission; and
 13        WHEREAS, since 1958, the Boise Rescue Mission has expanded its mission and
 14    facilities by opening the Lighthouse Rescue Mission in 1999, as a full service
 15    rescue  mission  for  Canyon  County, by opening City Light Home for Women and
 16    Children in 2000 to provide  emergency  services,  including  shelter,  meals,
 17    clothing  and  counseling,  for  homeless women and children, by acquiring the
 18    Community House from the City of Boise in 2003, to greatly expand all  of  its
 19    programs  and to provide emergency shelter and meals, and by providing transi-
 20    tional housing for men and for women to assist these people in receiving  out-
 21    patient  recovery  services and in participating in the Boise Rescue Mission's
 22    Work Search Accountability Program; and
 23        WHEREAS, the Boise Rescue Mission is currently  supported  financially  by
 24    over 600 Idaho churches, more than 1,000 area businesses and over 20,000 indi-
 25    viduals and families; and
 26        WHEREAS, more than 3,000 volunteers serve at the Mission annually; and
 27        WHEREAS,  in 2007, the Boise Rescue Mission distributed over 8,000 toys to
 28    needy children, served over 239,273 meals, including over  6,800  Thanksgiving
 29    and  Christmas  dinners  and  provided  over  89,910 shelter nights, including
 30    26,074 for women and children; and
 31        WHEREAS, the Boise Rescue Mission has been ably served by dedicated direc-
 32    tors over the years, including Lewis A. Bartz and his wife, John  and  Lucille
 33    Drzewiecki,  Tony  and  Donna  Chung,  Reverend  Mark  Holsinger, and Reverend
 34    William and Sandra Roscoe; and
 35        WHEREAS, the Boise Rescue Mission  continues  to  expand  its  efforts  to
 36    assist those in most need of help.
 37        NOW,  THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the members of the House of Represen-
 38    tatives assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho  Leg-
 39    islature, that we deeply appreciate the Boise Rescue Mission's half century of
 40    dedicated service to the Treasure Valley needy and that we encourage the Boise
 41    Rescue Mission to continue its mission of providing shelter, meals, encourage-
 42    ment, counseling and hope.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 17921

This is to commend the Boise Rescue Mission on fifty years of
service to Treasure Valley.  They have provided shelter, meals,
encouragement, counseling and hope to the needy in our community
and they have done all this at no expense to the taxpayer. 

                           FISCAL NOTE


Name: Representative Curtis Bowers 
Phone: (208)332-1000
Representative Diana Thomas
Phone: (208)332-1000

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                          HP 2