Andrew and Jesse in the Laundry

Acrylic on canvas, 40x40in - 2022

Andrew and Jesse are committed to providing a clean environment for shelter guests. Jesse, Manager of Housekeeping, has been with The Mission for 20 years, and Andrew, Assistant Manager, has been with the shelter for 39 years.

Housekeeping cleans the shelter and Mission properties daily, including washing all bedding and towels to ensure the comfort of shelter guests.

“Dignity begins with a spotless environment. When shelter guests are in well maintained surroundings, it encourages them to try to rebuild their lives,” Jesse notes.

And as Andrew says, “As in Luke 6:48, ‘They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house, but could not shake it, because it was well built.’ When we provide excellence to our clients through a clean environment, it shows them we care about them.”