TRUMBULL—The Saint Stephen Parishioners generously contributed to raise money for the Mission of Off The Streets-Bridgeport, which serves the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the Greater Bridgeport area. The not-for-profit charitable organization does such things as providing a security deposit directly to a landlord for eligible individuals and their families to secure housing. Additionally, Off The Streets provides donated furniture and other household appliances in support of the homeless.
The parish’s effort to help prevent homelessness was carried out in memory of the late Deacon Kevin Moore of Trumbull, who co-founded the Bridgeport chapter of Off the Streets, which serves the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the greater Bridgeport area by providing much needed security deposits directly to landlords for eligible individuals and families requiring this deposit to secure housing in modest apartments.
Father Henry Hoffman, Pastor of St. Stephen Parish, Trumbull said “Off The Streets gives our parishioners the opportunity to assist those in need of safe and comfortable housing, and reflects a present-day response to Matthew 25:40 ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
In memory of her husband who was a co-founder of the organization, Ellen Moore also expressed gratitude for the generosity of parishioners, “We are most thankful for the outstanding generosity and support of the mission.”
Gerard Agoglia, Managing Director, Off The Streets-Bridgeport, concluded the gift ceremony with these words, “On behalf of myself and all of volunteers dedicated to housing the homeless, we are extremely grateful to the parishioners of St. Stephen for their generous support of our mission to the homeless. So far, for 2022, Off the Streets-Bridgeport, has provided housing for 28 individuals (13 families), as well as over 340 individuals since its founding in 2014.”
Tax-deductible donations may be made through the website: www.OffTheStreets-Bridgeport.org
OFF THE STREETS—Tracy Maus presents to Ellen Moore a gift from St Stephen Parishioners to Off The Streets. Left to right: Elaine Foley, Director, Off The Streets (Bridgeport chapter); Tracy Maus, Trustee of the parish; Ellen, widow of Deacon Kevin Moore, Co-Founder, Off The Streets; Gerard Agoglia, Managing Director, Off the Streets; Father Henry Hoffman, Pastor.