On Wednesday, the Evansville Rescue Mission (ERM) took four residents, all military veterans, out for an afternoon of lunch and shopping for new clothes.

One of those vets is a man by the name of Tom (pictured above, second from the right), a 77-year-old Navy veteran who served on submarines during World War II. Rescue Mission Director, Tracy Gorman made a point to spotlight Tom in a recent post on the non-profit's Facebook page.

The post elicited a number of responses from the page's followers, which led the Rescue Mission to extend the treatment to other veterans they are housing.

Which brings us to Wednesday afternoon. The group pictured above, along with a few members of the ERM staff (one of which is pictured on the far left with the group), made their way to Mission BBQ one Green River Road for a group lunch, followed by a trip to Burlington Coat Factory for new clothes.


Kudos to the Evansville Rescue Mission for treating these men to a special day out. If you'd like to assist the ERM in providing these types of day trips to other homeless vets they house, mail a monetary donation to the Rescue Mission at 500 East Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, attention Tracy Gorman.

Donations can also be made securely through the Rescue Mission's website.