Trumbull residents were among the 70 major donors and friends of The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport who gathered at The Country Club of Fairfield on Oct. 29 to celebrate the accomplishments of The Council and discuss plans for the future. The event praised The Council’s programs serving adults in crisis in Bridgeport.

David Dimbo, a former student at one of The Council’s Project Learn sites, talked about his experiences as a Project Learn student, then a volunteer and now a Site Director at the Project Learn site at the South End Community Center in Bridgeport.

The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport is a faith-based, non-sectarian social services agency dedicated to serving all people throughout their lifespan, regardless of racial, cultural or faith background. Since its founding in 1945, The Council has been dedicated to educating children, feeding the hungry, supporting youth in crisis, guiding former offenders and building bridges of understanding between all faiths. Working in partnership with funders, congregations and other community partners, The Council is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and crisis in the Greater Bridgeport area.

The mission of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport is “to turn faith into action by enabling both congregations and community partners to combine resources and expertise to provide programs that help people at risk meet their urgent needs.”