Fairfield teen donates to Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Published 4:50 pm, Thursday, September 15, 2011
A Fairfield Boy Scout recently donated food, clothing and money to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission in a service project he undertook to attain the rank of Eagle.
In two weeks, Connor McGuiness, 16, a member of Boy Scout Troop 199, gathered 2,400 pounds of food through drives at two local Stop & Shop supermarkets and 1,500 pounds of clothing through his church, St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield.
He also collected $1,900 in cash, which was used to purchase underwear for the mission's residents and, under the direction of the Paul Byron, the mission's head chef, culinary items from Restaurant Depot.
The mission gives nearly 40,000 meals per month to its residents, guests and struggling families in the community.
It also gives 100 beds each night and clothing and case management to homeless people working toward sobriety and independence in its long-term recovery program.
For information on the mission, visit www.BridgeportRescueMission.org.