Peoria Rescue Ministries Historical Timeline
PEORIA RESCUE MISSION FOUNDED
Mrs. Florence Holzschuh and Mrs. Helen Durdel began serving donuts and coffee in a storefront on SW Adams Street because of the burden they felt for homeless men in Peoria. In October 1955, these women met with the Ministerial Association, asking them to organize a Rescue Mission Board. During the next few years, a residential program for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with homeless men became what is known today as Peoria Rescue Mission.