Several hundred partiers did it the hard way at the annual “Polar Bear Plunge” to help feed the homeless. The event took place at the Huntington Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks in Bay Village New Year’s Day.
The air temperature was just 29 degrees and the water temperature stood at 38 as supporters of the Christ the King Church food truck took the plunge to raise funds for the North Olmsted church’s ‘Rescuing the Perishing’ food ministry.
‘Rescuing the Perishing’ is a ministry that provides a hot meal, clothes, and basic hygiene items to the homeless and poor of downtown Cleveland.
Every Tuesday morning, ‘Rescuing the Perishing’ volunteers meet at Christ the King and begin preparing and cooking hot meals, which are then loaded onto the truck.
Every Tuesday night between 7- 9 p.m. in downtown Cleveland, around 500 hot meals are handed out in addition to clothes and basic hygiene items.
If you are interested in volunteering, or have questions about this ministry, contact Christ the King Church at 30635 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Phone is (440) 777-3333.