From Homeless to Empowered One Brick At A Time

November 23, 2017

I don’t really know how to start. Homeless people have been around for a long time and even though I knew they were out there, it didn’t really effect me.  Growing up in a single parent home my mother worked 2 and 3 jobs to support the three of us, but we always had a home.…

The Haircut

November 15, 2017

I woke up this morning after a very restless sleep and a heavy heart. I have two boys ages 11 and 14. My youngest son is autistic and the day before I made him get a haircut and he is very, very upset about it. He cried all night and this morning. As I started…

Champions For Mercy Was A Celebration of Giving

November 10, 2017

The 4th Annual ‘Champions For Mercy’ Gala was a great success. More than 170 people attended the event at the Thrasher-Horne Center on October 19. Many notable individuals attended, including John and Jean Thrasher and Jim and Lori Horne, who the Center is named for. Joy Purdy, of News4Jax, was the evening’s Emcee and kept…

A Message From Patrick

November 9, 2017

Somehow the year has flown past and it is nearly Christmas. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, Mercy Support Services joins all of you in giving thanks for another year of helping our brothers and sisters in need. This year, Mercy will be reaching out to supporters on Giving Tuesday, the first…

Champions For Mercy Gala Auction Items Include Fantastic Trips

October 4, 2017

The 2017 Champions For Mercy Gala will include the auction of spectacular trips and experiences, including a trip to the Country Music Awards, a hunting trip to New Zealand, and vacations in Italy and Mexico. Bidding is open now on the following auction items: New Zealand Red Stag Hunting Trip For Two A Mayan Vacation…

Meet Volunteer Angie Brauner

September 30, 2017

Angie Brauner, Volunteer Care Coach I was led to being a volunteer with Mercy Support Services by the Lord. He put several signs in front of me over a period of three years, so I was obedient and got involved. After going through some pretty difficult times in my 20’s, I became a Christian in my…

Testimonial – Loss and Love

September 20, 2017

Loss or Love: When Life Is Turned To Ashes, Hearts Turn To God This is the story of Robert B. and his mother who recently experienced a fire in their Clay County home. The fire destroyed everything they had and took the life of their family dog, who alerted them to the fire. They were…

Meet Dr. Bob Cowie

September 13, 2017

Introducing Dr. Bob Cowie, Member of Mercy’s Board of Directors I became attracted to Mercy Support Services because of their goal to give those in need a hand UP not a hand OUT.  Through Bible study I know that throughout the Old and New Testaments we are taught to care for those in need- the…

Testimonial: Hope and Water

September 11, 2017

Left High and Dry, Single Mom is Aided By Mercy Support Services A single mother contacted Mercy Support Services after being without water in her home for nearly a week. She was searching for help and feeling discouraged. She called into our call center and was directed to our program director for assistance. An appointment…

Meet Dena Collins

September 9, 2017

Introducing Dena Collins, Program Director Dena Collins is a Jacksonville/Orange Park native who has lived here for 44 years. She has worked in corporate America her entire life and brings to the organization extensive administrative leadership skills. She has also been deeply involved in ministry over the last 15+ years, including missions leadership, women’s ministry…


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