226. MissionCast – Ozzie Smith Goes to Bat for the Bridge

MissionCast – Ozzie Smith Goes to Bat for the Bridge
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Called the Wizard of Oz for this amazing plays as short-stop for the St. Louis Cardinals, baseball’s Hall of Fame legend, Ozzie Smith went to bat for The Bridge.  Ozzie opened his downtown St. Louis restaurant to raise funds for Centenary United Methodist Church’s ministry with the homeless called the Bridge.

The Bridge provides a short-stop for food, community and support services to hundreds of St. Louis’s homeless every week.  Ozzie was baseball’s short-stop king so it was wonderful for him to lend his support to this ministry.

At the Bridge, they understand that being without a home of one’s own doesn’t mean that you no longer share the basic needs and desires of everyday life.  It just means that it’s harder to meet those needs. The Bridge is open 60 hours each week to provide meals and services that will help to ease the burdens of downtown St. Louis’ sojourners–and to provide the “step up” that will help them get started on their journey home.

You can go to bat for The Bridge as well.  To donate or more information go to http://centenarystl.org

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