Tom Russell’s 20 Below Challenge

Raising $20,000 to Cover Winter Expenses

Watch the Video

20 Below Challenge

With the help of local CBS 21 meteorologist Tom Russell, Bethesda Mission is challenging the community to raise $20,000, making up for the Mission’s increased winter expenses. We’ve been operating at about 90% over capacity at the Men’s Shelter for some time now. This, of course, hits our food, utilities, cleaning supplies and medical budgets hard, so we’re asking the community to step up.

Will you help? Please consider donating to help cover the costs of serving those in great need, and consider sharing this need with your friends. Keep checking back to see how close we are to hitting the $20,000 goal! The donation form will remain open for 2 weeks.

Thank you for your support and for spreading the word!


If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at 717-257-4442 ext. 240. 


A copy of the official registration and financial information of Bethesda Mission may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free in PA 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Bethesda Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extend permitted by law. All gifts will be receipted.

All of the funds to Bethesda come from individuals, churches, businesses and foundations; Bethesda Mission does not receive any government funding.