The Atlantic City Rescue Mission is an organization so dear to my heart.  What the staff and volunteers do there to help the homeless population of South Jersey is beyond commendable.  They work so hard day in and day out to provide meals, shelter, and a better future for the impoverished.  It's only fitting that there be a night to honor the 50 years of service the ACRM has given to the community.  This August 14th is the big anniversary gala at Stockton College in Pomona, featuring special guest speaker Dr. Bernice A. King.

ACRM began as just a tiny, storefront, soup kitchen in 1964.  Since then it's grown to be a role model for similar missions across the country for addressing the challenges of homelessness and poverty.

Friends and supporters of the Mission planned the very special gala celebration to honor the mission's enduring venture, and foster continued interest from the community.

The evening will welcome Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as key-note speaker.

The gala will be held, Thursday August 14, 2014 at the Stockton Student Center, Stockton College. Doors open at 6pm with the Buffet Dinner, Silent Auction and Program starting at 7pm. Master of Ceremonies will be Jeff Whitaker; Jeff has spent more than two decades in the field of communication and journalism, and has been a fixture on South Jersey television and radio. Music for the evening will be provided by local entertainer, Doug Jennings.

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission's ultimate goal remains the same: Not only to provide clothes, food and shelter but to reach the homeless where they are, provide biblical teachings and lead them to become productive, fulfilled members of our community through program services.

On Saturday, July 19th, SoJO 104.9 will host a community/employee volunteer day with the ACRM.  More information coming soon, we hope you can participate!

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