Saints Constantine and Helen in Jackson Heights, NY Prepare and Deliver Meals for a Midnight Run

Yesterday, April 21, 2024, the community of Saints Constantine and Helen in Jackson Heights, NY hosted a Midnight Run. Parishioners came together and donated, helped prepare meals, and delivered meals as a part of this volunteer effort. 

The Midnight Run Organization: "is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless.

Midnight Run coordinates over 1,000 relief missions per year, in which volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.

Midnight Run is not a solution to homelessness. Our goal is to forge a bond between housed and homeless people by establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions may evolve. Through Midnight Run, volunteers come to see people on the streets as real people, not a commodity. And homeless men and women interact with mainstream adults and teenagers whose commitments and concerns go beyond their own lives and families.”

Photo: Saints Constantine and Helen Jackson Heights

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