Bay Area Rescue Mission to celebrate its 50th anniversary with banquet fundraiser Friday, Sept. 25

Little Caesars’ 'big-rig pizza kitchen' rolls up to Richmond's Bay Area Rescue Mission Tuesday

The Richmond-based Bay Area Rescue Mission’s 50th anniversary of helping the region’s homeless get back on their feet will be celebrated in typical fashion: a gala fundraiser to kick-start another 50 years of service.

The Golden Gala Banquet is set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at the Hilton at 1970 Diamond Blvd. in Concord. See the flyer for more information on the event, which features keynote speaker Josh McDowell, a renowned author and Christian apologist.

The Rescue Mission at 2114 Macdonald Ave. provides food, shelter, and assistance toward self-sufficiency for the Bay Area’s homeless. Since 1965, the Christian nonprofit has provided more than 20 million meals and four million bed-nights of shelter, said Rev. John Anderson, its director.

“We are anticipating this year’s banquet will raise $100,000:  $50,000 in honor of the first 50 years and $50,000 to help us prepare for the next 50 years,” Anderson said.

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– The above photo is of the Rescue Mission shelter in Richmond, which recently accepted pizzas donated by Little Caeser’s.