Salem, Massachusetts — On Saturday, October 22nd, A3D volunteers will be serving the people at the Lifebridge Salem shelter a hearty lunch. Local restaurants and stores are generously donating pizzas, sandwiches, salads and desserts to the homeless and disadvantaged. “We appreciate your support in helping us reach the people of Salem who don’t have enough food to eat,” says kitchen manager, Karen Andrew.
Each year, Lifebridge provides 110,000 meals to shelter residents and those in need of food, serving 300 meals a day, seven days a week. The facility offers 34 year-round transitional beds for homeless men and women, plus 18 winter overflow beds to meet the increase in demand during snow season. There is also on-site access to nursing care, mental health counselors, certified substance abuse counselors, and employment specialists.
A3D is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Salem, dedicated to making a difference in our community and in the world. Through events like the Salem CultureFest and Hope for the Holidays, A3D has provided monies to various regional organizations such as HAWC, Plummer Home for Boys, On Point, the Salem School Foundation and various churches that have civic programs.
A3D has found that, while giving monies to these various organizations is appreciated, a more needed effort is to provide tangible items. In Africa, we provided computers, sewing machines, desks and clothing to various schools. We are also in the process of providing medical equipment to needy hospitals and jerseys to a youth soccer program.
To support Lifebridge, A3D is looking forward to serving lunch on October 22, and providing music therapy through drumming, along with a coat drive in the winter. Volunteers are always welcome!
For more information, visit A3Dinc.org or LifebridgeSalem.org.
A3D, Inc. would like to thank our vendors, performers, sponsors, volunteers, visitors, and all others who made the Salem CultureFest 2016 a great success!! We will be back next year in July of 2017.
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