COVID-19 Updates


Updated 5/12/20, 12:30 p.m.

  • The Mission is complying will all requirements and recommendations from the federal and local government and the CDC and, in some cases, even exceeding those standards.
  • Volunteers are allowed to help with outside opportunities only, such as mowing and pulling weeds. 
  • The Mission is not accepting any visitors until further notice.
  • We continue limiting restrictions to emergency services guests coming and going from the property in-between meal times.
  • Life recovery program classes started back yesterday.
  • The Mission continues to pray with confidence for not only those we serve but you and your loved ones too.


Important Message from Keith Overholt, President/CEO of Downtown Rescue Mission:

In this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to assure you that Downtown Rescue Mission is committed to serving the most vulnerable people in our community, just as we have for the past 45 years. We care deeply about the men, women, and children who come to the Mission for meals, shelter, and programs.

To date, no known cases of the coronavirus have been identified at our facilities, and we pray none develop.

To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we are actively working with the CDC on best practices. With their guidance, we have developed emergency response plans and other protective measures. We covet your prayers during this new, uncertain time.

Volunteer work at Downtown Rescue Mission has been discontinued until further notice. We have vastly increased the scope of our cleaning procedures to protect all who come through our doors. Our guests are now being screened for symptoms. Gatherings have been canceled or postponed.

As the Mission strives to care for increasing needs, we are asking our community for support. Here are some of our most critical needs:

1. Non-perishable food items

2. Cleaning supplies (hand sanitizer, gloves, masks)

3. Monetary donations

Canned food and cleaning supplies donations can be dropped off at the Mission located at 1400 Evangel Drive in Huntsville.

We’ve relied on God and this great community to get us through in the past, and we know that they will do it again.

If you need help, contact us. Food bags can be picked up at our guard station. We are still operating, and we want to serve you with the love of Jesus. We believe now more than ever that hope lives here.

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