November 8, 2012
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Broome County College Basketball Teams Raise Awareness and Funds to Help to Help the Mission’s Whitney Place and CHOW During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
BINGHAMTON, NY: On Tuesday, November 13th, Davis College and Broome Community College will use regular-season basketball games to increase awareness of hunger and homelessness while also collecting non-perishable food items for CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) and raising funds for Whitney Place, the Rescue Mission’s supportive housing residence for homeless men in Binghamton.
Both games will be held on the schools’ home courts to highlight National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which runs from November 10th to 18th. At 6 p.m. that night, the Davis College Falcons will play their home game against Onondaga Community College. Then at 8 p.m., the Broome Community College Hornets will take their court against SUNY Delhi.
Students and supporters of both schools are being asked to help fight hunger and homelessness by attending the games and supporting both programs. Red Rescue Mission bracelets will be on sale for $1 each and fans are asked to bring cans of non-perishable food for CHOW.
The Rescue Mission’s purpose, rooted in the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, is to restore hope to the broken, affirm dignity to the poor and equip those they serve to realize their full potential. This year, the Rescue Mission celebrates its 125th anniversary. The organization conducts programs in Syracuse, Auburn and Binghamton, operates 12 Thrifty Shopper stores and its newest retail venture, 3fifteen on the S.U. Hill. For more information, visit the Rescue Mission at rmlifechanging.org.