Goodwill Rescue Mission
This "Church Sunday" at Newark USA I show pix of the exterior of Goodwill Rescue Mission, Inc. (79 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 621-9560; http://www.grmnewark.org/). I first became aware of it when I was walking around Downtown taking pix on Earth Day (April 22nd) after the second annual "Beautiful Newark" event. Near where I parked I saw this intriguing title on a tidy brick building.
As I walked farther east, I saw that, after a short break for a parking lot, there was a second low building occupied by the same entity.
And then I looked up and saw at the eastern edge of the first building, up high, this neon sign.
Over on an adjoining wall was this sign, with a Brick City version of "bric-a-brac" or "bric-à-brac". I'm a spelling reformer, so can sympathize with an urge to spell this odd foreign phrase more sensibly, but how about some consistency in the treatment of the two main elements?
This sign lower on the first building shows the Mission's logo and one of its mottos.
This Goodwill entity is apparently not connected to the Goodwill everyone has heard of, Goodwill Industries International, since a search for a Newark location at Goodwill Industries' website produced nothing in Newark, and the very competent website I found for the Newark Goodwill Mission seems to make no reference to Goodwill Industries.
The "History" page at the Mission's website says:
Founded in 1896 with the help of Robert F. Ballantine, Goodwill Rescue Mission began its operation as Industrial Home For Men, a reflection of the founder’s conviction that a positive work experience is a key to successfully restructuring lives. GRM’s founding board of directors included both local pastors and concerned laypeople.As for its current activities, the website includes a link to the following 4-minute YouTube video.
There are also four other videos about GRM on YouTube for people who would like to know more.