Md. Mission Center Says It’s Broke, Needs Cash

PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland mission center that gives food, clothing and shelter to the needy says it’s broke.

Frank Rinaldi, director of the Ray of Hope Mission Center near Port Deposit, tells the Cecil Whig that he’s been turning 100 families away each week because the center can’t help them.

The center, which aids nearly 300 families each month and has been open since 1997, receives donations from member churches and the community. Rinaldi says the center needs cash donations, but has an ample food supply because of the Maryland Food Bank.

The center’s assistant director says the center will scale back its services.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    AID IS BEING SENT TO AFRICA AND OUR OWN PEOPLE IN AMERICA NEED HELP. WHY IS THIS COUNTRY RUN BY THESE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES THAT CARE MORE FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN/WOMEN/CHILDREN? I HOPE THIS COUNTRY WILL WAKE UP AND USE THEIR VOTE FOR A CLEAN NEW GOVERNMENT (IF THAT COULD EVER EXIST IN AMERICA).

  2. YEA RIGHT says:

    Food is not good enough. They want cash. Wonder what salary this director draws?

  3. stationnorth says:

    I agree with YEARIGHT. What is the cash for? The church has plenty of food to help the poor but needs cash.

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