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November 26, 2014 -Thanksgiving on a grand scale
ATLANTIC CITY — Bins stuffed with turkey legs, 200 pounds of sliced turkey breast, 150 pounds of smoked ham and enough gravy to overflow a 55-gallon drum.
For an agency that’s spent the last half-century humbly sheltering the city’s homeless, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission sure knows how to party.
August 2014 -Atlantic City Rescue Mission celebrates 50th Anniversary Atlantic City Rescue Mission celebrates 50th Anniversary …… A special night in South Jersey, as the Atlantic City Rescue Mission celebrated its 50th……A special night in South Jersey, as the Atlantic City Rescue Mission celebrated its 50th…
January 21, 2014 – Code Blue for Atlantic City as the Mission captures media attention for helping people with no place to go. See full story
December 22, 2013 – Baker brings skills to Atlantic City Rescue Mission... more
November 19, 2013 - Two weeks before Thanksgiving and the Mission critical needs draw media attention... see News story
September 18, 2013 – Battling Hunger and helping the homeless becomes a family practice for local doctor... more
August 22, 2013 – Street Outreach the Mission way... read more.
July 27, 2013 - Empanada Mamma's makes $2,000 dontation to help the needy in AC. BusinessesThatCare!
April 18, 2013 – Hope springs eternal... two easy ways to find hope in your life today. Learn how.
March 16, 2013 – Families displaced by Hurricane Sandy face competition for housing as summer visitors arrive. MORE
March 3, 2013– Report says: Atlantic City has highest number of Sandy-damaged homes in state
February 12, 2013 - Verizon Grants $100,000 to NJ Nonprofits Conducting Sandy Relief included support for Atlantic City Rescue Mission
January 22, 2013 - Rescue Mission helps the city with Code: Blue emergency weather support.
January 22, 2013 - Atlantic City Rescue Mission swings into action to assist City during Code Blue. ~ Story by: Press of Atlantic City
January 22, 2013 - Art with purpose: Homeless make a little noise at the Noyse Museum in new film documentary "Finding Home". Read Story
January 14th, 2013 - Medina W. Peyton, Principal of Sovereign Avenue School, thanks the Mission for Hurricane Sandy support.
January 8th, 2013 – Resolve to make a difference in 2012. Read story in the Current Newspaper
January 6th, 2013 Mission's Operation:Empty Closets has 45 convenient drop-off points throughout NJ. Story in Shore News Today
January 4th, 2013 Three Lower Township women collect eight tons of food and supplies Atlantic City Rescue Mission Hurricane Relief.
December 20th, 2012- Mission recieves $10,000 in support from Verizon... just in time for the holidays.
December 10th, 2012 Volunteer drives 700 miles to donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts at the Mission. See video - Fort Wayne Indiana
November 23rd, 2012 Mission provides warehouse of assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims. More visit: www.PressofAtlanticCity.com
November 15th, 2012 Mission overcomes Hurricane and prepairs for the hollidays. More.
November 8th, 2012 Rowen University kicks off an emergency relief support program to pair supporters with charitable organizations... AC Rescue Mission among those selected for volunteers and support. MORE
November 7th. 2012, New York Times establishes campaign for Storm Relief to include Atlantic City Rescue Mission work.
November 5th, 2012 Concert aims to provide holiday gifts to needy children… MORE!
November 4th, 2012: The Mission braces for increased numbers in Hurricane Sandy aftermath. More
October 29, 2012: ABC News Report: In the Eye of the Storm: Atlantic City braces for Hurricane Sandy.
September 27, 2012: Mission gets approval to re-open counseling office in Egg Harbor City. More
September 26, 2012: American Artist takes up residents with Atlantic Citys Homeless. More
September 7, 2012:Chef's With A Mission - There is a new trend in culinary preperation and it's taking place in of all places, a homeless shelter. Top Chef's have formed a club in support of the needy. - READ
August 27, 2012: Every portrait has a story: Painter and filmmaker work on project at A.C. Rescue Mission. Painter Seth Camm and photographer/filmmaker Frank Weiss are trying to build a bridge of understanding between the homeless and others. More.
August 24, 2012: Atlantic City Rescue Mission to refer homeless to county building nearly a mile away-policy reflects various government calls for reduction and elimination of homeless from Atlantic City. More
August 20, 2012: STAYING TRUE TO YOUR MISSION: Sorting through a labyrinth of political weeds to help the most needy in our community...a follow up on PBS story
August 6, 2012: Truth on Sheltering other counties homeless populations revealed. Mission is being unfairly taken advantage of by government while being chastised for doing something to help. "We are only a charity and not policy makers. We pray they begin to focus on their roles and responsibilities rather than blaming others for actually trying to help a situation they continue to avoid.
July 26, 2012: "A number of municipalities around the region are sending their homeless to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, or they wind up sleeping on the streets of the city because they have nowhere to go, Christie said. Governor offers insights but decisions, leaving County Executives to continue shrunking responsibilities and blaming the poor.
July 7,2012: "AC Rescue Mission: The county's July 2rd sweep of special improvement district found only 7 homeless. Which means the Street Outreach program is having an impact. Thanks for your help! " ~ Officer William Wenz
June 30, 2012: Wawa on Tilton Road for the emergency rations of milk, cheese, and unsliced rolls of lunchmeat. Thanks for making our Mission yours!
June 28, 2012: Volunteers raise the Roof. See photo album of Greenhouse construction at the Mission Farm on Facebook.
June 2, 2012: The Legacy Continues. Support the Chaplain Ron Bishop Memorial Fund and keep the dream alive. Barnabas House is our second step program for people in recovery.
May 26, 2012: Will separating the homeless from tourists help? - Read Article
May 6, 2012: Flanders donates furniture to Rescue Mission’s Project Restart. From emergency shelter and recovery programs all the way to furnished housing the Mission finds a way to help the homeless make a fresh start.
March 19, 2012: Atlantic City Rescue Mission's Street Outreach Chaplain and local Police officer team effectively helping the homeless find a way out.
February 1, 2012: Atlantic City Rescue Mission - Ending homelessness through Permanent Housing Placement.
January 1, 2012: ATLANTIC CITY DECLARES CODE BLUE; homeless and area's needy advised to seek shelter at Atlantic City Rescue Mission. City police work in corporation with Mission, Street Outreach Team.
November 16, 2011: START A NEW TRADITION THIS THANKSGIVING – How you can put your old clothes back to work and give others a reason to be thankful. Read the entire story here!
October 11, 2011: Serving the Poor: Local NJ businessman and celebrated culinary expert taking foodservice to a whole new level.
July 17, 2011: A.C. native Ferguson finds calling in work for missions in The Press Extra of Atlantic City/Brigantine/Pleasantville
July 3, 2011: Spiritual growth is farm's bumper crop in The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 2, 2011: State agency to provide money to send homeless in AC back home on NBC40.net
May 1, 2011: Atlantic City looks to bus more homeless people back home in the Associated Press
April 3, 2011: CRDA plans to remove homeless from Atlantic City Tourism District in The Press of Atlantic City
March 23, 2011: Clean out your closets for those in need on NBC 40 TV.
January 27, 2011: Local man honored for service to the community on NBC 40 TV.
January 27, 2011: Eagle Scout candidate makes helping homeless his mission in The Current of Galloway Twp/Port Republic (PDF).
January 26, 2011: Nationwide count underway to connect homeless with services on NBC40 TV.
January 21, 2011: Freezing temperatures hitting area this weekend, 'code blue' declared to protect homeless in The Press of Atlantic City.
January 19, 2011: Galloway Scout Aids Homeless, Seeks Eagle Status in The Press of Atlantic City.
January 12, 2011: AC Program leads to award nomination in The Press of Atlantic City.
December 15, 2010: Dangerously cold temps lead to CODE BLUE warning on NBC40 TV.
December 15, 2010: Christmas Luncheon gives women at Atlantic City Rescue Mission a sense of family - and a warm meal in The Press of Atlantic City
December 13,2010: Resorts donates coats to A.C. Rescue Mission. Read the story and watch the video on NBC40.
October 26, 2010: Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union's Annual Bowl-A-Thon raises funds for the homeless. Read the Press Release.
August 12, 2010: 1,000 pounds of fresh produce delivered to the Mission from our farm in Cape May County to help feed the homeless. This marks a total of 10,000 pounds of fresh produce so far this season! Find out more about the farm project.
June 22, 2010: Help keep the Egg Harbor City office open, a call to action from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
March 28, 2010: AC mission gives shoes to homeless (PDF) in The Press of Atlantic City.
March 7, 2010: Opponents wrong about EHC mission (Voice of the People Letters to the Editor) (PDF) in The Press of Atlantic City.
March 3, 2010: Approval process questioned amid Rescue Mission backlashin ShoreNewsToday.com
February 4, 2010: AC mission doing terrific work (Voice of the People Letters to the Editor) (PDF) in The Press of Atlantic City. Link to letter online.
February 3, 2010: EHC Officials debate fate of rescue mission satellite office in ShoreNewsToday.com
January 30, 2010: Egg Harbor City officials: Rescue Mission should have gotten approval to open in The Press of Atlantic City. As accurately reported in the article, the owner of the building, Mr. Daniel Brown, sought and received permission from several city officials prior to the opening.
January 27, 2010: Atlantic City Rescue Mission opens office in Egg Harbor City in The Press of Atlantic City
January 27, 2010: Outreach workers expect to see increase in local homelessness in The Press of Atlantic City
January 22, 2010: Atlantic City sweep helps find, aid area homeless in The Press of Atlantic City.
January 22, 2010: Press Release: The Mission announces financial assistance for Atlantic County residents at its new Egg Harbor City Community Services office.
January 13, 2010: Man With a Mission in Atlantic City Weekly Magazine.
January 6, 2010: More people seek help with heating bills in The Press of Atlantic City.
December 25, 2009: AC aid groups see increase in homelessness in The Press of Atlantic City.
December 21, 2009: Social service agency representatives, Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford, and homeless guests gathered for the Longest Night Service to remember the homeless who died this past year. Watch a recap on YouTube, and view news clips of the Longest Night Services held in Virginia and Colorado Springs.
December 10, 2009: Chaplain Jeff Gay talks about keeping the homeless safe from the cold during NBC TV 40's report on Winter Weather Hits South Jersey. See the video on nbc40.net.
November 27, 2009: Over 300 blankets collected to keep the homeless warm this winter! See the photos in The Brigantine Times on November 27, 2009 or read the full story in the press release.
November 26, 2009: Reeds Road School collects food for the Rescue Mission. See the photo in The Current of Galloway Twp/Port Republic on November 26, 2009.
November 22-25: WJSE Rocks 102.7 is running Operation Help! DJs JoJo and Scotty are living in an RV at Chickie's & Pete's at English Creek in Egg Harbor Township and collecting your donations of cash, clothing, blankets, new toys, and non-perishable food for the Mission. Listen on 102.7 WJSE Rocks or sister station Kool 98.3
November 22, 2009: Donations make the Atlantic City Rescue Mission Warmer on NBC TV 40
November 10, 2009: AC Rescue Mission gets a makeover on NBC TV40