Guest Post from a Bridge Supporter

The following message was created by a friend of The Bridge in response to news of our great financial need. Please feel free to act on his suggestion of sharing it with your friends–Facebook and otherwise!

Take a moment to read this and give it some thought, as it will make a real impact in our community. We have a great opportunity to assist our neighbors who are in need. The Bridge is a nonprofit organization in St. Louis which provides sanctuary, meals and support services for homeless and at-risk men, women, and children in the region. Since 2006, it has served hundreds of thousands of meals to those in need. Its 750,000-th meal was served in July, 2012, as recognized by NPR, Providing day shelter and 3000 meals to displaced and hungry people is no small task. It takes effort and it takes money. Here is where YOU can assist in this worthy cause. But, to maximize your impact, action needs to occur NOW through April 30.
The Feinstein Foundation, a national nonprofit with a goal to eradicate hunger,, will make a donation to the Bridge based upon a comparison of donations received by participating hunger-fighting organizations. Between now and April 30, 2013, all donations of food and money given to The Bridge toward the Feinstein Challenge will be tallied, and the total value sent to the Feinstein Foundation. Totals from all participating hunger-fighting organizations will be compared, determining the percentage of $1 million that the Bridge will receive. Simply put, the more the Bridge receives from donors in this period, the greater the Bridge’s share of $1 million. Please take the Challenge!
The Bridge is a 501(c)(3) organization, and you can deduct this to the extent your personal tax situation permits.
You can make a donation ONLINE at /.
You can make a donation by CHECK, make it payable to The Bridge, with Feinstein Challenge in the memo line, to The Bridge, 1610 Olive Street St. Louis, Missouri 63103.
You can make a donation of FOOD to The Bridge, 1610 Olive Street St. Louis, Missouri 63103, which is located in Centenary United Methodist Church, two blocks west of the downtown library. Its hours are 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
For more information feel free to call (314) 421-3136.
We are all pulled in many directions, with time and financial resources. I know everyone is inundated with similar requests. This program, however, is essential to our community, in my estimation, and I hope that you consider making a tax-deductible donation. Furthermore, this is a great opportunity to leverage your charitable giving.
Feel free to copy and repost this information if you are inclined.
Regardless, thank you!