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Richmond, California; November 22, 2017 – The Bay Area Rescue Mission, along with hundreds of other Gospel Rescue Missions nationwide, will be serving a hot Thanksgiving Lunch to the thousands of homeless in their community. The Great Thanksgiving Banquet, held at the Richmond Civic Auditorium, will happen on Wednesday November 22. Doors will open at 11 AM.
Richmond, California; November 21, 2017 – The Bay Area Rescue Mission is hosting a Free Thanksgiving Community Food Bag Giveaway to low income families of our community. On Tuesday November 21, starting at 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM we will have groups of pre-registered community members come in to receive a turkey, canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes and more.
Richmond, California – On Tuesday October 10, 2017, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has dispatched a truck with food and supplies to help those suffering from the fires in Santa Rosa and Napa.
As we are watching updates on the new of those being affected by the Sonoma and Napa wildfires, our immediate reaction at the Bay Area Rescue Mission was what can we do to help. We know that many of those affected by the fires could hardly imagine, that in just a few short moments, they are now experiencing homelessness.
Overcoming from an addiction is an incredibly challenging process. Watching a loved one struggle with breaking the repeating cycle from drugs or alcohol is heart-wrenching for a family member and they often wonder how they can help.
Most of us take for granted that, when asked for ID, we can simply show our driver’s license or state-issued card and gain access to whatever establishment or service we need. For the homeless, however, this is a much different situation. Many homeless individuals lost their IDs long ago, or have expired cards that they have no way of replacing.
Homelessness is a largely misunderstood issue in the Bay Area and around the nation. If you have not personally been homeless, have a close friend or relative who has been homeless, or worked in an industry that serves the homeless, it’s easy to believe the myths about homelessness. Here are five of the most common and why they are largely untrue.
Did you know that there are an estimated 20,000 homeless and hungry individuals in the Bay Area today? Although you may not see them every day, homeless individuals and families are struggling right in your neighborhood to feed themselves and stay safe and warm. It’s easy to ignore the problem, especially when you are focused on taking care of your own family. However, with just a little extra effort, you can have a big impact on the homeless community. Here are seven ways to help. 
Richmond, California – On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Little Caesars Love Kitchen will roll up to the Bay Area Rescue Mission for it's third time to serve free pizzas to those staying at the Mission and to the homeless and impoverished people of Richmond.
Richmond, California … On June 1st , 2017, Rev. John M. Anderson, President/CEO of the Bay Area Rescue Mission received the Russ Reid Award for Lifetime Achievement from the national Association of Gospel Rescue Missions Conference in Dallas, Texas. Rev. Anderson was recognized for his 35 years of helping the homeless to overcome their circumstances that devastated their lives.