100 Blankets, 100 Projects

Fairfield County. The Gold Coast.

But not for everyone.

Did you know that 8.6% of Fairfield County residents live in poverty according to the 2017 census results?1

Almost 9%. That compares to 9.8% in Connecticut overall and 12.7% in the U.S. 2

But organizations like Bridgeport Rescue Mission are working to solve many underlying causes of poverty.

Founded in 1993 and now in their 25th year, Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s  (www.BridgeportRescueMission.org) mission is

Meeting basic needs today. Restoring hope for tomorrow. Transforming lives forever.

By providing meals, clothing, shelter and recovery services for people experiencing poverty, addiction and homelessness, we’re meeting basic needs today to restore hope tomorrow and transform hurting lives forever.

See how they’re working to eradicate hunger and homelessness today and working to prevent sources of poverty for tomorrow by visiting them here: https://bridgeportrescuemission.org/what-we-do/

And while you’re at it, check out their recent project on The Impact Vine: https://theimpactvine.org/project/were-sending-blankets-tagged-with-love-to-neighbors-in-need/

Take a look, send some blankets with a personal note from you or your family to a neighbor in need.

(And, we’re thrilled to announce that Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s project is our 100th project on The Impact Vine! 100 blankets, 100 projects, thanks, BRM!)

 

1https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/fairfieldcountyconnecticut,ct/PST045217
2https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/faq/what-current-poverty-rate-united-states
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