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COVID-19 Student Interviews - Carrico, Lou

Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic


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Strackman, Braden
Carrico, Lou
2020-09-08 (issued)
Lou Carrico is the Interim Executive Director of the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission. Established in 1967 by a group of local pastors and businessmen, the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission serves the Triad area as a rescue mission ministry. The organization describes itself as a "non-denominational Christian ministry meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the Triad area." As a part of its mission, the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission provides recovery programs to local men battling addiction, access to food and clothing for families, and free medical and dental clinics. Driven by the spiritual values of the Bible which proclaims "love our neighbors as ourselves," this organization provides key resources to those in need by following the example of Jesus Christ and his gospel. Lou Carrico first joined the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission in 2005 and now serves as the Interim Executive Director of the organization. Like many small businesses, the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission was forced to change its operations as a result of the onset of COVID-19 in order to ensure the safety of its customers and workers. In the uncertain times of nationwide quarantines, organizations like Carrico's provide critical support to those suffering from mental heatlh and addiction issues which are on the rise in the United States. In this interview, Carrico discusses the importance of the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission in supporting the community during COVID-19 while also maintaining national safety guidlines. Carrico also provides insight into how he belives those who use the Winston-Salem Rescue Missions's resources are coping with the pandemic. He mentions that he hopes they are using the time to grow closer to God and to continue their path to sobriety.
Oral histories
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Office of Civic and Community Engagement (RG22.6)
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