A Feast to Feed a Community
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Cornerstone Rescue Mission provided a feast for the Rapid City community this Thanksgiving. While many of us are feasting, volunteers wanted to serve before being served.
Thanksgiving means something different to each of us. Some pray, some watch football and some find joy in giving. The Cornerstone Rescue Mission is an organization led by faith. They want to serve and give as the Bible states.
Although the organization is faith-based, not all volunteers are religious or spiritual. They simply give out of the goodness in their hearts.
“Whether they’re Christian or not, it doesn’t matter. They’re looking to help their brothers and sisters in need,” said Supervisor Ben Holstlaw.
Holstlaw has been involved with Cornerstone for over 20 years. He started as a volunteer himself and fell in love with service. The organization helped him find a passion and faith.
“Our goal is to reach out to people, to take the word of Jesus to everybody, and provide clothing and shelter for everybody that walks through the door. Everyone is welcome,” said Holstlaw.
Throughout the year, Cornerstone holds several events for those in need. On a daily basis, they provide shelter, clothing and food stability for people throughout the community.