Executive Director of Live58, Ken Burkey had the privilege of visiting New York City Relief (NYCR), an organization that works in New York serving the poor and homeless throughout the Burroughs. NYCR offers a feeding program, clothing bank and prayer through a bus called The Relief Bus. The ministry also connects people with resources such as local job opportunities, drug and alcohol rehab referrals and access to much needed medical services.
The program began in the 1980’s and has since served hundreds of thousands of homeless and vulnerable people. Currently under the leadership of President Juan Galloway, the staff of 17 organizes outreach in conjunction with it’s 7,000 volunteers all over the city. The organization was founded based on the scripture in Isaiah 58:6-12 which calls on the church to live the True Fast: taking up the case of the poor and oppressed.
During Ken’s visit, he joined the staff and team of volunteers on outreach days all over New York City and witnessed the incredible work being done by the organization. The team there has a motto, “these things we do that others may live” and it is embodied by each volunteer who whole-heartedly and passionately serves the most needy in New York City.
We’re honored to grow in partnership with such a powerful organization, impacting the lives of so many on the streets of one of America’s most prominent cities. To learn more about New York City Relief, or if interested in bringing a group or joining along as a volunteer, please visit: http://newyorkcityrelief.org/ and for more photos, click here