(1888 PressRelease) On the 18th anniversary of 911 Martin Petela delivers a check to The New York Rescue Mission. He does this every year. He also gives his time and help. Martin Petela motivates others to help the mission with their needs. ” Homelessness is a serious societal issue and one that all of us need to address. We can do that by supporting agencies that work on their behalf “.
New York, NY – “Homelessness is a serious societal issue and one that all of us need to address. We can do that by supporting agencies that work on their behalf, and by making sure that we know the signs of people that need help and what to do about it,” said Martin Petela, a wall street stock broker in New York city.
On the 18th anniversary of 911Martin Petela delivers a check to The New York Rescue Mission. He does this every year. He also gives his time to help. Martin motivates others to help the mission with their needs.
Since the 1870s, neighbors experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises have turned to New York City Rescue Mission for hope and second chances. Building on this legacy, They are now able to offer even more and better services at our same location on 90 Lafayette Street in Tribeca, and at eight additional campuses in the New York metro area. They hope people like Mr. Petela continue to support as we serve more people in more neighborhoods.
The homeless often need something more than money. They need money and direction. For most homeless people, direction means a job and a roof. A 1999 study from HUD polled homeless people about what they needed most: 42% said help finding a job; 38% said finding housing; 30% said paying rent or utilities; 13% said training or medical care. These are tough times. Help make them easier for a child at risk: report suspected child abuse and support those organizations in your community that put children first. Child abuse prevention is everyone’s job.
New York City Rescue Mission is the oldest operating rescue mission in the United States. The rescue mission was founded in 1872 by Jerry McAuley and his wife, Maria with the purpose of providing a soup kitchen and homeless shelter.
Homeless was on the rise in the 1870s largely due to a wave European immigration. In 1872 investment banker, Alfrederick Smith Hatch, donated a building located on 316 Water Street to Jerry McAuley and his wife, Maria. The couple open a rescue mission called “The Helping Hand for Men”.
In 1912, the original building was torn down and a new four story building was erected. The shelter changed its name to the “McAuley Water Street Mission”. Ten rooms were opened for men. In 1927, the John Markle dormitory was dedicated. During the 1960s, McAuley Water Street Mission moved to its current location at 90 Lafayette Street.
In 2000, the rescue mission was renamed to its current name, New York City Rescue Mission. The building began expansion for a third floor in 2011.
Since its founding the homeless shelter provided housing for men only. In 2014, the shelter opened to women after 142 years of being male exclusive. By 2015, 220 beds were available.
In 2018, the New York City Rescue Mission merged with the Bowery Mission. The two organizations “provided more than 653,500 meals, 167,300 nights of shelter, distributed 46,380 articles of clothing, and offered 1,300 on-site medical, dental and optometry exams during 2017”.The two missions received over 90,000 pounds of food a year from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine