Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sister Jean Webster - The Mother Theresa of Atlantic City

Sister Jean Webster - The Mother Theresa of Atlantic City Video Clips. Duration : 5.05 Mins.

Over fifteen years ago, former casino chef, Jean Webster, saw a man searching for food in a garbage can on an Atlantic City street. With five dollars in her pocket, Jean bought the man a meal at a local restaurant and invited him to eat at her very own home the next day. Many other people accompanied this particular man back to Jean's house on Indiana Avenue and she fed all of these individuals, and continued to do so for several years. When her health caused her to leave her casino job, Jean continued feeding Atlantic City's needy until she was forced to leave her Indiana Avenue home. Jean continues to this day to volunteer her time, talent and treasure to carry on such an outstanding mission. Just last year, Jean Webster's Kitchen provided meals for almost 200000 "guests" (as she insists that they be called) who received a total of almost 300000 meals. Individuals, churches, casinos, and the Community Food Bank of Southern Jersey, have helped Jean with contributions of food, but there have been many times when she has used her own medication money to buy food for these underprivileged people of Atlantic City in need of assistance. Referred to by many as "The Mother Teresa of Atlantic City," Jean has had to endure red tape eviction and serious health problems (including angina) over the years, in addition to a most recent bout of pneumonia in the Fall of 2010. The First Presbyterian Church on Pennsylvania Avenue came to the rescue with kitchen space for her very special ...

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