Episode 56: Carrie Rickenberg – Wheeler Mission

Carrie Rickenburg is the Director of Donor Relations at Wheeler Mission Ministries in Indianapolis, IN. Wheeler Mission is the largest homeless shelter in the state of Indiana – they provide Addiction Recovery, Residential Program, Emergency Shelter services to the Indianapolis community.

In this episode we talk about how the onset of COVID affected Wheeler Mission and how they operate, how they adapted and going forward, in light of our new normal. We also get to hear about how the Indianapolis community and restaurant community stepped up to help Wheeler during these trying times.

Coming soon is the 2020 Drumstick Dash which is Wheeler’s largest fundraiser of the year. They have a modified in person event planned but also have big things going on with the virtual option as well. Make sure you register because 100% of the proceeds go directly to Wheeler Mission.

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Businesses in Indianapolis who have helped out Wheeler Mission during this time!

Donated food/meals without a business sponsor:
Foundry Provisions
Tinker Street
Capital Grill
Piazza Produce
Jack’s Donuts
Sushi Boss

Here are the restaurants who prepared meals with help from sponsors:
Chicago’s Pizza Arlington
Illinois Street Food Emporium
Nameless Catering
Chicago’s Pizza Greenwood
Johnson’s BBQ ShackLLC 2
Bazbeaux Pizza
Movable Feast
Johnson’s BBQ Shack LLC
The District Tap
Roosters Kitchen
Love Handle
Old Major Market
Green St Pub (Brownsburg)

Here are the sponsors who provided funding so the restaurants could get a boost:
Chicago’s Pizza
Jabaal Sheard (Mike Nattis)
KSMC – Mary Catharine Grau
Shepherd Insurance
Tom Calhoun
Weas Engineering
Nick and Tracy Papas
Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling
Weas Engineering
Evans Family
Pacers Foundation
High Alpha
Edward Jones (Ted Burgoon)
Schoolhouse Insurance & Financial Services, LLC.




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