Richmond law enforcement officials, church partner to help homeless

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With cold temperatures in the Bay Area, particularly in the middle of the night, law enforcement officials teamed with a Richmond church Monday night to deliver resources and supplies to homeless encampments.

Two Richmond police officers joined a Contra Costa County District Attorney inspector in partnering with members of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 831 S. 43rd St.

“They visited homeless encampments to offer them help and provide them with resources,” Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said. “Before the team of officers and church members left, they gave food, hygiene products and other important basic essential items some of us take for granted. Most importantly, they were given blankets to keep warm as the temperature dipped well into the 40s.”

Richmond police thanked Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for their generosity and love for the community.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without them,” Tan said.

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