by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine)
A hero is a person of distinguished ability, admired for their noble deeds or qualities. At The Jimmie Hale Mission, we have lots of heroes.
Donors are our heroes. Where would we be without our loyal donors? As a faith-based Christian ministry, we are dependent on our donors for financial support. We are not a United Way Agency nor do we receive government funding. We rely on public support contributions. We are also grateful for our in-kind donors who donate to our shelter facilities and our Mission Possible Bargain Centers. God works through people and He blesses us through our donors.
Staff at Jimmie Hale Mission are our heroes. We have been blessed with a great leadership team and wonderful employees. It requires all of us working together to get the job done as a Mission family.
Volunteers are our heroes. We are fortunate that we have faithful volunteers that give of their time to come and serve those that come to us for help.
Board of Directors are our heroes. These Christian men and women agree to serve as Jimmie Hale Mission Board members to establish Mission policy and act as the governing body.
Clients we minster to at Jimmie Hale Mission who experience a changed life become our heroes. It is incredibly rewarding to see how Jesus Christ can transform a life (II Corinthians 5:17)!
Our #1 hero is our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one who loved us enough to give His life to die for our sins so we could experience a personal relationship with Almighty God.