June Mission Emphasis
Red Bird Mission
Red Bird Mission and Clinic have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.
The Education ministries are carried out through a K-12 school and an early childhood development program for 3 and 4 year-old children. These education ministries provide the opportunity for the children and youth of this community to get a quality education in a loving Christian environment
empowering these young people with tools that will help them escape this cycle of poverty in which they are exposed to and live in daily.
Health and Wellness ministries are provided through medical and dental clinics providing quality health and dental care in an area that is chronically underserved. In addition to in-Clinic visits, our providers travel to the homes of our patients to provide care to those that are home-bound.
The other three areas of ministries provide a wide variety of services to the residents of this area.
Volunteers in mission service come and help with the refurbishment of homes and low-cost clothing and furniture is provided through the community store. A wide variety of ministries to families, older adults, women and children, make their lives fuller and help them receive the assistance they need to make their lives more livable.
Support for these ministries come from churches and individuals across the nation. Over the years the Mission has enjoyed great support in The United Methodist Church as well as from other denominations. Your donations to Red Bird Mission and Clinic will help us continue these vital ministries in this distressed region of Appalachia.