(August 22, 2014)

Centenary donates furniture, supports local Rescue Mission

SHREVEPORT, LA — This summer, Centenary College's Facilities Services organized a large donation of furniture and other items to give to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.


"Centenary is proud to help our community and the Mission is another great partner to add to our growing list," said Chris Sampite, Director of Facilities at Centenary. "The Shreveport-Bossier area supports Centenary in countless ways and we are always eager to express our gratitude in whatever capacity."

Some of the surplus items donated included more than 50 classroom chairs, cabinets, tables, an office desk, televisions, and a refrigerator.

"We are very thankful for Centenary's generous donation," said Sarah Ardis, Donor and Volunteer Relations Manager at the Mission. "This gift has helped many in our community."

Office furniture donated to the Mission is used to furnish administrative offices in all Mission facilities. Once those administrative needs are met, any excess furniture is sent to the Mission's Thrift Store located at 6800 Mansfield Road in Shreveport.

"Once at the Thrift Store, we are able to sell these items at a discounted price to families that could not otherwise afford such furniture," said Ardis. "All of the proceeds from the Thrift Store come back to support our ministry."

Last year the Mission served over 152,000 meals, provided about 84,000 nights of lodging, and afforded over 900 medical and dental appointments through their on-site clinic.