Welcome to the Madison Emergency Services Association (MESA) website. For over 40 years, MESA has been a beacon of hope and support for the residents of Madison County, Virginia. Founded in 1982, our privately funded and run organization has been dedicated to providing assistance to those in need within our community.
Our mission is to serve as a resource for our Madison County neighbors in need, and our vision is to build community by empowering neighbors. We uphold the values of Community, Compassion, Dependability, Dignity, Empathy, and Responsiveness.
We offer assistance primarily in two areas: Financial and Food. Financial assistance is provided on an as-needed, case-by-case basis and can include help with electric bills, rent/mortgage payments, fuel, medical/dental expenses, vehicle repair, and other life needs. Food and personal hygiene items can be provided through our Food Pantry.
MESA's programs and services are provided by a small dedicated staff and passionate volunteers, funded exclusively through donations and grants. The generosity and participation of the community are what makes it possible for MESA to continue its mission.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, (including gender expression) sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance programs, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program of activity funded by USDA Rural Development.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our services, how to get involved, and how to support our mission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.
We're counting on the support and generosity of our community to help us raise our 2023 End-Of-Year Giving Goal of $90,000! All tax-deductible donations will benefit our annual operational budget and enable us to better serve our fellow Madisonian neighbors in need. Please donate today via our PayPal below, where you may also sign up as a monthly or annual MESA sustainer.
We have been blessed by this organization. We've had countless prayers answered from each trip. I'm especially thankful because the Food Pantry had birthday cakes for both of my kids this year!
- Jordan H., MESA Shopper
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Interested in joining our MESA Family? Let's connect! Fill out our form here to connect with us about Volunteering at the Food Pantry.