Light of Life

4:52 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Light of Life Rescue Mission Offers Holiday Meals to the Homeless

Troy Millbourne (left) enjoys a meal with (left to right) Michael Tiller, David Kelley, and Frankie Harris at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.
Credit Liz Reid / 90.5 WESA

Many of us will spend the next few days with friends and family, sharing meals and opening gifts. But for the poor, homeless and hungry, the holidays can present special challenges.

“I would think the holidays … could be a really difficult time for someone who might not have family or might not have the means to provide the gifts or the food that are so traditionally associated with the holiday,” said Kate Wadsworth, public relations manager for Light of Life Rescue Mission.

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3:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Allegheny County Health Department to Provide Free Flu Shots to the Homeless This Thanksgiving

During the last flu season there were 1,415 confirmed cases of influenza in Allegheny County, but the health department adds that for every one laboratory-tested case there are as many as 100 others.

More vulnerable groups of people, such as the elderly and infants, are often affected by life-threatening symptoms brought on by the virus. This Thanksgiving, healthcare organizations in the area are starting a new initiative to help some of the most vulnerable residents.

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3:25 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Light of Life Serves Thanksgiving Meals in Laundry Baskets

Some of the 260 baskets of Thanksgiving food being distributed Monday to Pittsburgh area needy.
Jessica Nath 90.5 WESA

When 260 local families answered their doors Monday afternoon, they were greeted with brightly colored laundry baskets filled with their Thanksgiving dinner.

An assembly line of volunteers from the Light of Life Mission and 10 local non-profits filled and delivered the baskets to local families who would not be able to purchase food for the holiday.

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