Helping Hand Rescue Mission has been closely monitoring developments around COVID-19. As always, the health and safety of the New Yorkers we serve and the amazing volunteers who serve them is our top priority. We are continuing to prioritize social distancing, and meeting the food needs of our community in the most safe, sanitary, and effective way possible as economic pressure from COVID-19 makes it difficult for families to purchase food and essential supplies.
The point is, we need your help. Will you please help us to meet these needs for food & supplies for these families that are turning to us for help in this time when they do not have employment, cannot find benefits and are truly struggling to make it through each day? We have increased traffic due to lack of household income as some parents are unemployed due to job loss or loss of seasonal work while some are needing to stay home to care for children. As the season for outside day-labor comes to an end, many hardworking men are struggling to provide for their families because the service industry is not hiring new positions this winter.