The Mission of Angels on Assignment is to honor God by serving those in need with care and dignity.
Angels on Assignment began in 1991 with a vision to help those in our community who were struggling to survive in tough economic times. The ministry continues because the need continues. Angels on Assignment is an all volunteer organization with volunteers from multiple area churches and the community. Angels on Assignment is the signature ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, Illinois, providing assistance for basic family needs — including rent, food, & utilities — for Jefferson County residents.
Location: 1201 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242-1108
Thursdays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon The Thrift Shop, which is open to the public, receives donations of clothing, household items and furniture and then resells the items at very reasonable prices. Clients in need may request clothing vouchers and then are give some items free. Bag days are generally the last Friday of the month and anyone coming in can fill a bag full of clothing for a very good price. All proceeds from sales in the Thrift Store are utilized for assistance to those in need.
Donations to AOA Thrift Shop should be items in good condition, such as clothing and household goods, and may be delivered to the Angel Building on Wed or Thurs am. If these times are not convenient, you may call 618-242-1108 to leave a message or to make other arrangements. Pick-up for larger items such as furniture can be arranged.
Fridays, 9:00 am –11:00 am To receive food you must be a Jefferson County resident. You will have to sign in, give an address and the number of people in your family. There are income guidelines posted so the client may verify their income before signing in for free food. A client may obtained food once every 4 weeks. Food sources include USDA, Midwest Foodbank, churches, food drives and community contributions.
Fridays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am To receive financial assistance from Angels on Assignment a person must be a Jefferson County resident for at least 6 months. Please call 618-242-1108 to make an appointment for interview. When a client comes for that appointment they must provide information including their driver’s license, Social Security card, landlord’s information, utility and other bills and income, if applicable. Financial help is available once every 6 months.