What is Bread of Life Mission like?

What is Bread of Life Mission like?

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Gene Tunney

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2011
http://www.breadofliferescuemission.com/

Who can tell me about this place?

If I know a homeless person needing help, is that a good place to take them?

Who runs it?
Pomona

Crossville, TN

#2 Mar 31, 2011
It's a wonderful ministry. These people do so much for the area's homeless and those in need. I have referred folks to them. They have so many services including, meals, food pantry, help w/utilities, medical clinic for those who need it. Anytime I have clothes, household items or things I want to get rid of I take them here. I also periodically take a few bags of groceries over there.
Outcast

Crossville, TN

#3 Mar 31, 2011
I wouldn't send my dog to them!! I tried to go for assistance and they turned their nose up at me because I had a church of my own and wouldn't switch to go to theirs....so in turn they gave me moldy food and I received most unwelcoming vibes from all, Jim, Ralph & Connie....Its like a cult, they brain wash you to help them and all is ok....I'll starve before I ask them for help again!!!
justthetruth

Crossville, TN

#4 Mar 31, 2011
Outcast wrote:
I wouldn't send my dog to them!! I tried to go for assistance and they turned their nose up at me because I had a church of my own and wouldn't switch to go to theirs....so in turn they gave me moldy food and I received most unwelcoming vibes from all, Jim, Ralph & Connie....Its like a cult, they brain wash you to help them and all is ok....I'll starve before I ask them for help again!!!
I am all with you on your opinion! Most of the staff, notice I said most, think they are better than anyone. I have also seen them reject others that really needed help. And this new so called building, I KNOW our tax dollars and donations could go for a better cause! All this place does is bring in MORE drugees looking for a free ride! And I am so glad crossville is getting a bigger building to bring more in... lol And in the middle of town, come on, it needs to be out away from everything especially our schools!!! I know people need help through hard times but I know alot that just milk it for all it is worth! This place is a joke that conforms others to their beliefs in return for well being!
Gene Tunney

United States

#5 Mar 31, 2011
Outcast wrote:
I wouldn't send my dog to them!! I tried to go for assistance and they turned their nose up at me because I had a church of my own and wouldn't switch to go to theirs....so in turn they gave me moldy food and I received most unwelcoming vibes from all, Jim, Ralph & Connie....Its like a cult, they brain wash you to help them and all is ok....I'll starve before I ask them for help again!!!
Outcast, what church did they want you to start attending?
Gene Tunney

United States

#6 Mar 31, 2011
justthetruth wrote:
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I am all with you on your opinion! Most of the staff, notice I said most, think they are better than anyone. I have also seen them reject others that really needed help. And this new so called building, I KNOW our tax dollars and donations could go for a better cause! All this place does is bring in MORE drugees looking for a free ride! And I am so glad crossville is getting a bigger building to bring more in... lol And in the middle of town, come on, it needs to be out away from everything especially our schools!!! I know people need help through hard times but I know alot that just milk it for all it is worth! This place is a joke that conforms others to their beliefs in return for well being!
How do you know tax money was used to build the new buildingz? Organizations like that usually don't take tax money. If they do take it, they can be made to stop evangelizing. If they require the homeless residents to attend church services, and they're supported by public funds, the ACLU is liable to sue them.
Outcast

Crossville, TN

#7 Apr 5, 2011
they wanted me to quit my church cause it wasn't good enough for them and start attending theirs - what a joke! Up tight & people who think that they are better than anyone, I don't have time for, how can people be that way especially with all that is going on in today's world - screw em!!

Since: Jul 10

Crossville

#8 Apr 5, 2011
Gene Tunney wrote:
http://www.breadofliferescuemi ssion.com/
Who can tell me about this place?
If I know a homeless person needing help, is that a good place to take them?
Who runs it?
It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
Kindhearted

Crossville, TN

#9 Apr 5, 2011
When our son died and we were on the "down and outs", they gave us a ton of food and helped us with a utility bill. They mentioned their church and INVITED us to attend. They take in homeless people and yes, for three hots and a cot they require these folks to help out and attend church. They help folks with taxi's especially abused women trying to get away from abusers. The founder is a (cant think of the right word) confirmed Pastor who has his own church. These folks have huge hearts and in my personal opinion a blessing to this community.
wutever

Crossville, TN

#10 Apr 5, 2011
if they have such good hearts..then why is there a man living in the woods off west ave...because those people WONT TAKE HIM IN.????

i called them a few times to discuss that guys situation, they have yet to return my calls...
Kindhearted

Crossville, TN

#11 Apr 5, 2011
Where I used to work I had to call them alot for people. They almost always called me back-if they didnt I called them again. Occasionally, they had to turn down a homeless person due to lack of room. Good reason for new facility? And trust me, with summer coming, there is going to be a ton of homeless ones coming. Always is.
wutever

Crossville, TN

#12 Apr 5, 2011
and by the way....doing a good deed and helping the homeless isnt supposed to be about religion..its about being in a bad spot and needing a careing helping hand...NOT "well you go to my church or starve and freeze"

so called christians are about the worst for really BEING THERE TO HELP THEIR FELLOW MAN.
its like...walk like me talk like me believe like me or go f*** yourself.

it is a humans"god given right" to practice religion or choose not to. it seem a bit unconstitutional to refuse assistance based on religion or lack of interest in!!!!! thats not the way "good samaritains" are suppose to practice.

besides all that....does going to your church REALLY gonna make things turn around for them? ya think its that simple? do you really believe going to your church makes you better? makes your life better? makes things easier?

absolutely not.

Since: Jul 10

Crossville

#13 Apr 5, 2011
They aren't required to help anybody. It has nothing to do with being constitutional or unconstitutional. As far as I can determine, they receive no government funding. They have rules. If you want their help, you must go by their rules. I see nothing wrong with that. I wouldn't want to attend their church either but I would not expect them to help me if I didn't.
Jack Sprat

United States

#14 Apr 5, 2011
wutever wrote:
if they have such good hearts..then why is there a man living in the woods off west ave...because those people WONT TAKE HIM IN.????
i called them a few times to discuss that guys situation, they have yet to return my calls...
You don't understand homeless people very well I can see. This happens a lot.

In west Knoxville there is a "homeless colony" in the woods. A local church group called the Knoxville mission downtown, and were told the beds were not full and there is plenty of room.

When they went to the woods and offered the homeless people rides to that mission, the homeless refused to go. They said the mission had "too many rules". There were empty liquor bottles lying everywhere, and the mission does not allow you to come in drunk They knew this rule..

These people valued the bottle more than they valued shelter. That is their choice to make.
Go look again at your "man in the woods" before you pass judgement on the Crossville mission.
Some people will take a handout, but won't accept real help.
Tinklewink

Crossville, TN

#15 Apr 5, 2011
wutever wrote:
if they have such good hearts..then why is there a man living in the woods off west ave...because those people WONT TAKE HIM IN.????
i called them a few times to discuss that guys situation, they have yet to return my calls...
Well, I know they wont let you lay around all day watching Soap Operas and using drugs. You cant come in drunk and you have to be in by a certain hour at night and up by a certain hour in the morning. They make them leave everyday during work hours and fill out applications or do something constructive. All sounds fair to me. You have to have some rules or it may as well be a crackhouse.
Jack Sprat

United States

#16 Apr 5, 2011
BTW, if the people at the mission know this person in the woods, and know his problems, they WILL NOT call you back and discuss him with you. That's how it should be.
Kindhearted

Crossville, TN

#17 Apr 5, 2011
True-calls must be made at request of person asking for help.
Tinklewink

Crossville, TN

#18 Apr 5, 2011
Gene Tunney wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know tax money was used to build the new buildingz? Organizations like that usually don't take tax money. If they do take it, they can be made to stop evangelizing. If they require the homeless residents to attend church services, and they're supported by public funds, the ACLU is liable to sue them.
You should start your own Homeless Shelter if you feel they aren't doing it right.
Gene Tunney

United States

#19 Apr 5, 2011
Tinklewink wrote:
<quoted text> You should start your own Homeless Shelter if you feel they aren't doing it right.
I never said they aren't doing it right. I was questioning, and am still doubting, someone else's claim that they are using government funds to build the new building.

What do you know about that? Are they?
meg

Crossville, TN

#20 Apr 5, 2011
The new building isn't being built with tax dollars. There was an article in the paper a few weeks back about the progress of the build and how it was being done with donations. There are a lot of rules that come along with taking givernment money for these types of things. Not everyone wants to deal with them.

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