Bridgeport Rescue Mission helps victims of St. Charles New Year’s Eve fire

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is offering assistance to those affected by the New Year’s Eve fire in Bridgeport. The condominium fire displaced more than 100 residents, leaving them with little more than the clothes on their backs.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost their homes in this tragic fire,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox. “It’s times like these when we rely on our community to come together and help one another. Bridgeport Rescue Mission is here and ready to assist our neighbors in need.”

Bridgeport will host a winter coat and clothing distribution for women and children Wednesday, Jan. 6, and for men on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at their Main Campus, 1088 Fairfield Avenue, in Bridgeport. Priority will be given to victims of the New Year’s Eve fire.

For more information on the Mission’s programs and services for homeless and hurting men, women and children, visit

Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to hungry, homeless and addicted people throughout coastal Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We fight poverty from the inside out by providing a place of hope and dignity through an addiction recovery program, biblical counseling and case management.  We are funded by compassionate individuals, churches, businesses and organizations.

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