On December 22, 2018, members from the Rapid Relief Team served lunch to one of the 14 sites operated by the Bethesda Project in Philadelphia. These sites range from emergency shelter, safe-haven provisions, supportive housing and independent living. Bethesda Project’s mission is “to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none.”

Cooking the burgers

A team of seven volunteers from the Philadelphia Rapid Relief Team arrived at the men’s safe haven shelter and promptly made a RRT signature hamburger lunch using the site’s commercial kitchen. The 20 permanent residents at this facility were very grateful for the lunch along with the dessert featuring cake, whip cream, and berries.

Serving the residents A burger meal

The staff in charge of the site was also appreciative as it is their responsibility to feed the residents when there are no volunteers to provide a meal.  

Plenty of food for people in need

The RRT members were impressed with the compassion displayed to the residents of this Bethesda Project location and were glad of the opportunity to provide a small measure of support to this worthwhile cause. The Philadelphia Rapid Relief Team looks forward to working with the Bethesda Project in the future.


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