St. Gabriel’s Parish in Hammondsport has initiated a new ministry of converting collected cans and bottles into funds for charity.
Returnables may be put in bags and dropped off by the back of the parish house, near the garbage cans. This can be done either when attending weekend Mass, or at any other time during the week that is convenient. St. Gabriel’s is located at 78 Shethar St.
The ministry began in mid-October. It is ongoing, as opposed to one-time can and bottle drives that are often used for fundraising. All proceeds are being forwarded directly to the emergency fund of Catholic Charities Turning Point to help families in crisis.