For nearly 15 years, the Church of Ascension has been serving meals every Saturday to those in need. Reverend John Marz has been leading the church the last four years and is passionate about community outreach; in return, the community is reaching back.
Josh Cohen, owner of Anella, teamed up with Broadway Stages to provide food, equipment, and time to help the church help the community.
In addition, the church has found support as a filming location. Last year, despite a six-month freeze on filming in Greenpoint, the church took in $36,000 from filming. This funding allows them to support the homeless, run the soup kitchen, and provide aid to those fighting alcohol addiction.
If you would like to volunteer or donate, please visit www.ascensionbrooklyn.org