Merrimack Valley Hope Mission, the Newburyport Salvation Army and Anna Jaques Hospital Partner together to Provide Hot Meals in Greater Newburyport

Merrimack Valley Hope Mission, the Newburyport Salvation Army, NCR Bus and Anna Jaques Hospital and volunteers are working together to provide a turkey dinner on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Those who would like a free hot meal are welcome to join us at the Newburyport Salvation Army located at 40 Water Street. We are that you arrive at 5pm. Merrimack Valley Hope Mission is preparing enough food to serve approximately 150 meals.

This meal would not be possible without the help and support from Anna Jaques Hospital and helping Merrimack Valley Hope Mission cook all the turkeys needed for this dinner. We are also great appreciative of NCR for donating a bus which will allow us to have a shuttle doing pick ups at Park Circle, the Heritage House, the Sullivan Building, and the James Steam Mill Building. The shuttle starts at 4pm and we asked everyone who would like to use the shuttle to be ready by 4-4:15pm beginning at Park Circle. Residents should wait inside the lobby by 4 pm at all stops and a volunteer will visit each the lobby to alert residents that the bus has arrived. The bus will start at Park Circle and proceed to: Heritage House, Sullivan Building, James Steam Mill then onto the final destination of the Newburyport Salvation Army. Bus will make a return trip following dinner. We are asking those who are looking for a ride to reserve their seat by calling 978-308-9186 and leaving us a message.

Merrimack Valley Hope Mission is also seeking help from volunteers and donations as well to help make this event a success. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to the event please contact please call, text or email Don Jarvis at or (978) 914-8720.

The Merrimack Valley Hope Mission (MVHM) is a group of committed volunteers who perform missions on behalf of homeless and housing insecure individuals. Their various missions support numerous local nonprofit organizations devoted to homelessness, women in recovery, and foster children and are supported by dozens of caring individuals, families, groups, businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and churches. MVHM is collectively devoted to improving the lives of those in need and provide food, water, clothing and personal essentials on a continuous basis throughout the year. The work is street-based outreach — they “meet people where they are”. All donated items are delivered directly to people who live outdoors or spend a great deal of time outdoors, which defines our initiatives as unique and actionable forms of compassion. For more information, join the Facebook group at