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Photograph by: Carri Bass Miracle Hill Rescue Mission – Spartanburg F or Miracle Hill Rescue Mission - classes, a computer learning center, mental Spartanburg Director Calvin Vinson, health and substance abuse referrals, and hope. sheltering the homeless is a ministry. Funding is provided by foundations, churches, “None of us is here because we make a local fundraisers, and individual, civic, and corporate donations. lot of money,” says Vinson, who has a degree in theology. “We’re here because we want to “We have some returns, more than we’d like,” serve the Lord and provide a safety net to the says Vinson. “We try to make them a little more equipped each time they come.” Vinson has homeless.” 189 North Forest Street seen the homeless population change with the Spartanburg In an area where there are 500 to 600 homeless, economic downturn, the loss of less skilled jobs, 864.583.1628 Miracle Hill is the largest organization serving and housing foreclosures. “We want them to the population, with nearly 100 folks finding know that God loves them just as much as he www.miraclehill.org shelter at the Spartanburg rescue mission every does the richest man in the world.” Monday-Friday 8am-5pm night. The average stay is 47 days, although it If you can’t find a friend in the world, you can can extend to 90 days. Besides three meals a find one here. Human Services day and shelter, the mission provides life skills 90 behind the counter | 2012