We’ve gotten a few questions about how the COVID-19 health crisis has changed this year’s Easter celebration, and how we’ve changed our meal services here at the Rescue Mission based on the recommended guidelines for health, safety and social distancing.
In short: Our Easter celebration will definitely look different this year!
We are still offering meals to those in need! But in accordance with the County Health Department and CDC regulations, we have taken important steps to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus at the Rescue Mission:
We are still offering Easter meals on April 12! The health and safety of everyone – our staff and our guests – is top of mind. And so, we’ve taken these steps to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus during this celebration:
Canned goods are still being accepted at our Food Pantry Warehouse! But in accordance with the highest levels of health and safety for everyone, we ask that you drop off any canned goods at our Food Pantry Warehouse door at 123 Macdonald Avenue. Thank you!
We want to assure everyone in our community that we’re actively engaged with the most recent updates on COVID-19 from local officials, Governor Newsom and the federal government. As the situation evolves, we’ll update you here.
During this difficult season, we ask for your prayers for Bay Area Rescue Mission and those we serve. Please pray for protection for our guests, many of whom have underlying health issues that make them especially vulnerable right now.
In His Service,
March 17, 2020
The Bay Area Rescue Mission is following the County Health Department recommendations related to health and safety, which basically are the same as the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue this great ministry that God has called us to: To share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the homeless and the impoverished and then, through prayer, Christian Counseling, discipleship and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, empower them to change their world.
In midst of this challenging time, may God be merciful and save many more people!
In His Service,
Rev. John M. Anderson
(510) 215-4878 – Direct
P.S. – To help us deal with this emergency situation, we are asking our supporters to donate an extra $25 to the Mission or drop at the door can goods at our Food Pantry Warehouse at 123 Macdonald Ave, as soon as possible. Thanks