On June 4th, the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers, with the help of nearly 150 volunteers, provided a fantastic birthday party for the residents and homeless of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Guests in Miami celebrated their birthdays with the Miami Marlins! Marlins Players, Billy the Marlin, and members of Marlins Ayudan attended the party to serve the guests, give away special gifts, and join in the birthday fun.
The Hollywood Center served a birthday lunch, Chick-Fil-A style. Guest played games and each received a special gift along with a birthday card made by Girl Scouts troop 10141.
The Pompano Center served a birthday dinner for all attendees held in the cafeteria decorated by Broward College ARK club with decorations made by Kids Care Club - Hands on Broward. The Italian style meal was sponsored by W Hotels Ft. Lauderdale along with a DJ, gifts, candy, birthday cake, and ice cream.
“ The homeless people living on the streets and those living in our program need to know that people still care and there is hope for a brighter future. So many of the people that enjoyed the Bombastic Birthday party expressed their thankfulness and gratitude. I am so thankful for everyone that made this day so fantastic. May God bless all of our donors, volunteer, and supporters. Without them, we would not be able to do all that we do. Make sure you watch the video. ”Rev. Ronald Brummitt, President
Helping men, women, and children with meals, safe shelter, life-changing residential programs, employment, and housing resulting in transformed lives. Our passion is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ's great commission by serving others.
The Miami Campus has served the homeless and needy since 1922. The administration offices, Center for Men, Center for Women and Children, Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center, Community Activity Center-which provides out of school and summer programs for children, Food Warehouse, Health Clinic, and Thrift Stores are located in a three block area off NW 1st Ave. and NW 20th Street. The Centers offer emergency and residential programs. An additional building houses 78 men and has a conference center. The combined Centers provide 390 beds for residential and emergency services.
The Hollywood Campus was opened in 1997 after serving the homeless and needy of Broward beginning in 1992. It was the first center in Broward to offer comprehensive programs for the homeless. The Hollywood Campus has 128 beds for residential programs and 18 emergency beds to serve men, women, and children. It is located at the corner of Scott Street and Old Dixie Highway, near Sheridan Street.
The Pompano Beach Campus was opened in 2002 and has 200 beds for residential programs and 20 emergency beds to serve men, women, and children. The campus is located in the northern part of Broward County near Copans Road. Men, women, and children are served as well as a special program to engage the chronic homeless.
“ I had a such a great time at the Bombastic Birthday Celebration. I'm having a hard time of it and being here today was really uplifting. The food was great and I am very thankful to everyone for thinking of us. This really meant a lot to me. ”Robert Bombastic Birthday Guest