For Immediate Release
September 27, 2012
Contact Information

Marilyn Brummitt
Development Director
Office: (305) 571-2200
Fax: (305) 571-2244


(BLACK PR WIRE) – Miami, Florida – Miami Rescue Mission (MRM), serving Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay FoundationSM. The check was presented by Jessica Bier, the great granddaughter of Mary Kay Ash (Founder of Mary Kay). In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay FoundationSM awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million. Also at the special Ceremony held at FIU (Betty B. Chapman Plaza) Florida House Representative, District 109, Cynthia Stafford, received honor for her work with women and the issues of Domestic Violence.

MRM will use the grant to provide critical support for its Center for Women and Children. “We’re seeing so many more women with children in need. We’re very grateful to everyone at the Mary Kay Foundation. Our vision is No One is Homeless and this award will help us to continue serving so many in need,” stated Rev. Ronald Brummitt, President, MRM.

“The Mary Kay FoundationSM is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.” said Anne Crews, Mary Kay Inc. Vice President of Government Relations and board member for The Mary Kay FoundationSM. “Through our grants, we honor and support shelters across the country that are having a profound impact for women and children in their communities. Since 2000, we have granted $31 million to help domestic violence shelters meet their critical needs and support their ongoing community efforts.”

About The Mary Kay FoundationSM
The Mary Kay FoundationSM was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. Since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded nearly $31 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and more than $18 million to cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay FoundationSM, visit or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).

About Miami Rescue Mission, Inc.
Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission has served homeless and needy men, women, and children of South Florida. Every day the organization provides food, shelter, clothing, education, job training, spiritual direction and long-term rehabilitation programs in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano to nearly 1,100 people. The mission also has out-of-school programs for at-risk children. The Miami Rescue Mission operates Centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. To Learn More, Visit: or