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Second Annual Thanksgiving Outreach
By Rock Church - November 16, 2003

Homelessness in San Diego

Many San Diegans are in need of food, shelter, and clothing
Many San Diegans are in need of food, shelter, and clothing

When victims of the recent wildfires lost their homes, the community's response was so overwhelming that evacuation centers were eventually forced to refuse donations due to a surplus of supplies, and the Red Cross had no choice but to turn away an excess of volunteers.

Thousands of San Diegans, however, experience homelessness on a long-term or even permanent basis. They have little or no hope of ever rebuilding. The San Diego Rescue Mission strives to provide these individuals with the hope and resources they need to begin rebuilding their lives.

The Outreach

On November 21, the Rock Church will be partnering with the San Diego Rescue Mission to host their Second Annual Thanksgiving Outreach. This event will be held at 1150 J Street from 3-6 PM.

Serving meals at last year's Thanksgiving outreach
Serving meals at last year's Thanksgiving outreach

Nobody was created just to consume resources* so come to be a blessing and to be blessed. Volunteers can sign up to serve food, cut hair or distribute handouts. Clothing for men, women and children are needed, as well as basic personal hygiene items. Donations may be brought to the church offices through November 20.

Last year's outreach successfully provided countless attendees with a complete Thanksgiving dinner, haircuts, manicures, care packs, clothing, worship opportunities and a church service.

How to Get Involved

If you would like to help serve, please arrive (1150 J Street) at 2 PM, for training.

For more information or to RSVP if you plan on serving, contact Carly McCullough at the Rock Church offices - 858.455.7625 x286.

The San Diego Rescue Mission also has a continual need for volunteers. Visit or email [email protected] for more information.

* Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life, 227.