In January 2019, Gordon College will begin a new relationship with an organization in New York City called New York City Relief, colloquially known as the Relief Bus. The Relief Bus outreach consists of two former school buses, customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up a delicious, hearty vegetable soup; Portuguese rolls; and hot chocolate to the communities of Chelsea Park, East Harlem, the Bronx, and Newark.
The Relief Bus connects people to shelter, job training, medical care, detox and faith-based drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, which can transform someone’s future and perhaps make the difference between life and death.
Gordon College students will have the opportunity to serve on the Relief Bus as well as do a night outreach to New York’s Midtown and Penn Station. Students will interact with NYCR staff who have dedicated their lives to loving the homeless population in New York, learn and begin to understand the issues that lead to this problem, and discuss best practices for how the body of Christ can engage in being a part of a holistic solution.
We hope you will consider joining our team this January!