Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Breakthrough Church of Bridgeport will partner to distribute warm clothing to the community on Saturday, October 29th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The event will take place at 729 Union Avenue Bridgeport, CT.
The Mission is prepared to provide almost 700 new and gently used coats, along with hats, gloves and scarves for men, women, and children. Pastor Joseph Carr is the Senior Pastor at Breakthrough Church. “It is part of our ongoing mission at Breakthrough church to give back to our communities and help meet their needs. Our community is struggling right now, still recovering from a pandemic and dealing with the current economic crisis.
Our partnership with Bridgeport Rescue Mission allows us the opportunity to give back and lessen the burden that families are carrying. Together we can make a difference, help change lives and share hope. Saturday’s coat giveaway will not only provide hope but a warm coat and a warm heart,” he said. “While the temperatures begin to fall over the next several weeks, there are many families who will struggle to keep their families warm.
We have warmth items for the community that were collected from generous supporters with them in mind. In addition, we will have open registration for the Great Thanksgiving Project. The Great Thanksgiving Project is the distribution of turkeys and fixings to the community for Thanksgiving. All free of charge. Our hope is that people in need know that they are cared for,” said Tawanna Newton-Barnhill, Director of Community Services at Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission will also provide snack bags to the community from our Mobile Kitchen. This will be the first time the mobile kitchen will be in use since the pandemic.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission offers services and programs including: safe housing, where men and women are provided clothing and hot meals; the “New Life” and “Abundant Life” programs, where residential clients are provided help and training to overcome struggles with life-dominating issues related to addictions and homelessness; a weekly food pantry and café, that offers food and warm meals to the hungry; and a resource center that offers free on-site healthcare services, mental health counseling, and medical screening to people in the community. The programs and services provided by Bridgeport Rescue Mission are faith based and free of charge; granting our neighbors in need an opportunity for hope and a pathway to change.