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Great Thanksgiving Banquet Welcomes Hungry, In-Need To A Free Meal
11/23/2016

“The Bay Area Rescue Mission will host its annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet, Wednesday, November 23, doors opening at 11:15 am at the Richmond Civic Auditorium with a traditional Thanksgiving meals served and personal stories of Thanksgiving and live music. This Thanksgiving season, the Bay Area Rescue Mission will provide more than 10,000 Thanksgiving meals...."
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Little Caesars Mobile Pizza Kitchen Returns to Serve Free Pizza for Rescue Mission, Community
10/9/2016

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Little Caesars Love Kitchen will roll up to the Bay Area Rescue Mission to serve free pizzas to those staying at the Mission and to the homeless and impoverished people of Richmond.
“We are excited about the dedication of Little Caesars in wanting to make a difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Every year when Little Caesars’ Love Kitchen comes to the Bay Area Rescue Mission to serve Pizza it lets homeless and hungry men, women, boys and girls know that someone cares about them… it’s truly more than Pizza, it’s about the people from Little Caesars sharing love”, states Bay Area Rescue Mission Director, Rev. John M. Anderson. ..."
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Homeless Community to Receive Free Comprehensive Eye Exams and Glasses
2/18/2016

“VSP Global® Eyes of Hope® is partnering with the Bay Area Rescue Mission to provide no-cost eye care for men, women, and children in need and raise awareness about the importance of eye care. Held on the mission’s grounds, more than 75 adults and children impacted by homelessness will receive no-cost eye exams and glasses through a VSP Mobile Eyes® clinic, outfitted with state-of-the-art exam rooms and a frame dispensary with popular brands...."
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Great Thanksgiving Banquet Welcomes Hungry, In-Need To A Free Meal
11/25/2015

“The Bay Area Rescue Mission will host its annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet, Wednesday, November 25, doors opening at 11:15 am at the Richmond Civic Auditorium with a traditional Thanksgiving meals served and personal stories of Thanksgiving and live music. This Thanksgiving season, the Bay Area Rescue Mission will provide more than 10,000 Thanksgiving meals...."
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Free Thanksgiving Meal In A Bag Given Out To Community In Need
11/24/2015

“On Tuesday morning, November 24, 2015 families who are struggling to make ends meet receive a free Thanksgiving Meal In A Bag. Many of the people receiving this Thanksgiving food bag struggle to pay utility bills, pay for necessities and keep food stocked in their kitchen...."
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Aspiring Artisans, Chefs Fill Empty Bowls for Hungry in Community
10/16/2015

“On Friday, October 16, 2015 students at Contra Costa College will host 5th Annual Empty Bowls Project lunch to provide for the food insecure of it's community through the Bay Area Rescue Mission. This is a collaborative effort by the Fine & Media Art and the Culinary Arts Management Departments...."
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Local Shelter Reaches 50 Year Milestone Serving Homeless, Community
09/25/2015

“50 Years of God’s Mercy and Grace! Since 1965 the Rescue Mission has provided more than 20,000,000 meals and 4,000,000 bed-nights of shelter. With the help of the Bay Area’s compassionate citizens we are transforming lives!” states Bay Area Rescue Mission Director, Rev. John M. Anderson.
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Richmond Elks Hits One Out of the Park for Homeless Women and Kids at Local Shelter
07/01/2015

Local community group give women and kids a day at the ballpark and a vacation from worries, cares of fighting homelessness.
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Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award & $10,000 Contest Grant
04/28/2014

Online contest gives Bay Area Rescue Mission opportunity to win up to $10,500 more
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Local Rescue Mission Mom: from Homeless to Mobile Success
11/21/2013

Crocketts Premier Auto Body present a "Recycled Ride" to a successful program graduate with the help of six other community-minded businesses.
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Celebrating Toshiba's Tech Makeover
6/17/2013

As one of the winners of its second annual Helping the Helpers Technology Makeover contest, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. delivered $31,000 worth of new technology to Bay Area Rescue Mission, a Richmond, Calif. The nonprofit is the largest provider of social services helping homeless and other needy individuals in Contra Costa County.
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Rescue Mission Runner-Up & Wins $31K New Tech
3/15/2013

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., with help from the general public, selects Richmond, Calif. emergency shelter and recovery program, Bay Area Rescue Mission, as one of four runner's-up of its second annual Toshiba Helping the Helpers Technology Makeover contest. The San Francisco Bay Area charity was one of nearly 80 U.S. nonprofit organizations submitting a two-minute or less video - outlining its mission while articulating how the technology upgrade would benefit the organization - onto Toshiba's corporate social responsibility Facebook portal, Toshiba for Good.
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Finalists Selected for Toshiba's Tech Makeover
2/13/2013

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. today announces the five finalists of its second annual Toshiba Helping the Helpers Technology Makeover contest. Through its commitment to building strong and sustainable communities, the company is donating more than $225,000 in new technology equipment among these five U.S. nonprofit organizations with a valid 501(c)3 status.
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Christmas for the Bay Area's Homeless & Hungry
12/4/2012

Everyone has the desire to be home for Christmas, but when you are homeless and living on the streets, there is no home for Christmas. For 47 years the Rescue Mission has been a home for homeless men, women, boys and girls of our community.
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Sound the Alarm for Thanksgiving
11/19/2012

Bay Alarm employees will be donating 320 - twelve pound turkeys and 60 - eight pound hams to the Bay Area Rescue Mission Food Panty for Thanksgiving & Christmas meals for the homeless and hungry of the community.
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Critically Low Supplies for Holidays
11/6/2012

As the Rescue Mission prepares to serve more than 10,000 Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and hungry, the Mission's Food Pantry shelves are unseasonably bare.
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