Sep 14, 2015
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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.

Visit here to make a donation.

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



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.