Jersey Shore Rescue Mission and United Methodist Homes Partner to Serve Hot Evening Meals

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The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, which has struggled to serve hot meals to the needy each evening, has been able to do so thanks to the ovens at Francis Asbury Manor. The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, founded in 2006, focuses on the critical needs of the poor, homeless, and addicted.

Our main concern is meeting the critical needs of homeless and disadvantaged men, women and children through our emergency services program. We provide thousands of meals and nights of lodging each year.

The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, which has struggled to serve hot meals to the needy each evening, has been able to do so thanks to the ovens at Francis Asbury Manor. Gary Williams, director of the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, presented a thank you plaque to Richard Johnston, executive director of Francis Asbury Manor at the United Methodist Homes’ board of directors’ annual retreat. Francis Asbury, a senior retirement community in Ocean Grove has a large commercial kitchen, which serves three meals daily to its residents.

The plaque inscription reads: "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me. (Matthew 25:40) With gratitude and appreciation for continued help and support in providing hot meals for Jersey Shore Rescue Mission."

The two ministries connected through Jim Brown, a Neptune resident, United Methodist Homes’ board member, college professor, and community volunteer who got involved with the Rescue Mission through academic research. The food is prepared by their parent organization, the Market Street Mission in Morristown, New Jersey, and transported to Asbury Park each day.

The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, founded in 2006, focuses on the critical needs of the poor, homeless, and addicted. They minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs, through food, shelter, clothing, counseling, work assignments, and other life-changing programs. The organization provides thousands of meals and nights of lodging each year.

Owned and operated by the United Methodist Homes, Francis Asbury Manor provides four levels of care: residential living, assisted living, memory support, respite and hospice care. United Methodist Homes is a not-for-profit organization affiliated in ministry with the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The mission of the United Methodist Homes is to provide quality and caring services to senior men and women in a Christian community. With 105 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to ten communities offering independent, residential, assisted-living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, memory support, respite, and hospice to persons of all faith backgrounds. For additional information call Patricia Darcey at 732-774-1316.

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