We will serve nearly 2000 Homeless and Needy a great meal. Many will receive showers, haircuts, foot washing and podiatry care.
WHO: The Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers (Miami, Hollywood and Pompano) along with their 500 volunteers will treat the homeless and needy to a wonderful “Thanksgiving in April” dinner on Good Friday plus foot washing and podiatry care from Barry University.
WHAT: Miami Rescue Mission - We expect to serve dinner to over 1200 homeless and needy people and they will be treated to free showers starting at 8:00 am, with festivities starting at 10:00 am and continuing to 1:00 pm. Entertainment will be provided by our own Regen Singers and other live groups. For the children there will be a clown, Velcro wall, bounce house, cotton candy machine, slide, sno cones, and popcorn. The children will receive Easter baskets filled with teddy bears, toys and candy. Barry University podiatry students will offer foot care to the homeless and needy. Community Blood Centers of South Florida will have their Blood mobile on the street starting at 10:30 am. All blood donors will receive a mini physical, t-shirt, Improv comedy club tickets, sub sandwiches and snacks. Homeless and needy will also be given Hope Totes filled with hygiene items, and one bag of clothes during a clothing give-a-way.
Broward Outreach Center Hollywood – The festivities will begin at 9:00 am and continue until 1:00 pm. Each of the expected 200 homeless men, women and children will be served a great lunch and will be given a Hope Tote filled with hygiene items. Entertainment will be provided by Living Word Open Bible Church and Urban League Youth Group. The Easter Bunny will give Easter Baskets filled with stuffed animals, toys and candy to the children and there will be an Easter Egg Hunt. There will be clothing and sock giveaways, free HIV testing courtesy of Holy Cross Hospital, and foot care will be provided by Barry University podiatry students.
Broward Outreach Center Pompano – The nearly 400 expected homeless men, women and children will be treated to festivities beginning at 9:00 am and continuing until 1:00 pm. There will also be Hope Tote giveaways, haircuts, showers, HIV testing, blood pressure checks, and a wonderful meal and Barry University podiatry students will give foot care. Entertainment will be provided by Calvary Chapel Church. There will be a bounce house, cotton candy and bubble machine, face painting and the children will also be treated to Easter Baskets filled with goodies!
WHEN: Good Friday, April 2nd, 2010 (See special times above)
WHERE: Miami Rescue Mission 2020 N.W. 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Broward Outreach Center/Hollywood 2056 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL 33022
Broward Outreach Center/Pompano 1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
WHY: Rev. Ronald Brummitt, President of the Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers says, “In this very difficult economy, we are so happy to be able to provide meals and other necessities to our homeless and needy here in South Florida on Good Friday. We want our homeless to know that they are not forgotten and that we love them. We wash the feet of the homeless and needy in the very same spirit of Jesus Christ who humbly washed the feet of his disciples as a gesture of love and thanksgiving.”
Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) has served the needy men, women, and children of South Florida. Every day nearly 1000 homeless are provided with food, shelter, clothing, education, job training, spiritual direction and long-term rehabilitation programs in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano. The mission also has at-risk after-school and summer day camp youth programs. For additional information go to:
www.miamirescuemission.com or www.browardoutreachcenter.com