More than 700 people are expected to attend The Rescue Mission’s Charis House Gala Live & Silent Auction on May 3 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center (120 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN). This is the tenth year for the annual event which benefits Charis House, The Rescue Mission’s ministry for homeless women and children. The community is invited to come and enjoy an action-packed evening where they can bid on more than 100 exciting silent auction items directly from their cell phones, bid on fabulous vacations and more during the live auction with Mitch Kruse, and enjoy a delicious meal and dessert, all while supporting the women and children at Charis House.Proceeds from the event will benefit Charis House and its on-site childcare ministry, Chara 10:14.

Individual tickets before March 16 are $50 and include free parking. March 16 and after, tickets are $75 each. Attire is semi-formal. Tickets can be purchased at

This event is made possible in part through the support of area sponsors, including Ambassador Enterprises, Ash Brokerage, Brotherhood Mutual, James Foundation, Parkview Health, Pathway Community Church, Phillips Financial, Sweetwater, and Thrivent Financial Greater Hoagland Group.

Sponsorship investment opportunities are still available. For sponsorship information, please send an email to

For more information on The Rescue Mission’s Charis House or about the event, please contact Natalie Trout, Director of Marketing & Communications at

After more than 100 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit

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