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Many in the community face poverty, food insecurity and homelessness, and Dorchester’s crime rate is 30% higher than the national average. Boston’s buildOn students serve at local food pantries and homeless shelters, serve children with disabilities at Our Space Our Place, and assist people receiving treatment for substance abuse at Boston Rescue Mission.
“I saw people in my family struggle with drug addiction. So by going to Boston Rescue with buildOn, by cooking food for the people there, by sitting down and just being someone that they can talk to, it made me feel I was helping to save someone else’s mother or father.”
Christian Mendez – Boston, MA
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