Bridgeport Rescue Mission reaches out to those needing shelter from storm

Bridgeport Rescue Mission put out a release saying that it’s open not just to area homeless but also to neighbors who need a safe place to stay following the blizzard.

However, the shelter remains open to serve the community, said Executive Director Terry Wilcox in the release. “We’re continuing to prepare and provide three meals a day from the dining room at our main campus at 1088 Fairfield Avenue for anyone who can get here,” he said.

Because many roads are still impassable, the Mission isn’t able to deploy its Mobile Kitchen to the usual feeding sites, but it will begin operating as soon as roads are safe for volunteers to travel.

The Mission’s homeless guests are usually required to leave the building after breakfast because the shelter doesn’t have facilities for a day room; however, during severe weather those staying in men’s shelter can stay in the chapel and guests in the women’s shelter are welcome to stay in the living room.

Anyone requiring assistance is urged to contact the Mission at (203) 333-4087.

Amanda Cuda