Thursday, November 8, 2012

Davis College and Broome Community College Basketball Teams to Help Rescue Mission’s Whitney Place and CHOW

From the Rescue Mission:

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Council of Churches gets $10,000 donation

BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Broome County Council of Churches is getting $10,000 to help the hungry. The Grainger Foundation is donating the money in support of the CHOW program.

The program distributes food to 28 food pantries, 35 soup kitchens and other meal programs. The Outreach Warehouse serves about 6,000 people monthly, 40 percent of them children.

By: Web Staff

Food Drive To Benefit Broome County Hungry Families

Friday, November 2, 2012

Council of churches receives foundation award

BINGHAMTON — The Broome County Council of Churches received a $10,000 award from the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation for its Ramp It Up program.

The program provides wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled.