TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – Every week Metropolitan Ministries sends their mobile outreach team, the Metro BrigAIDe, out into the community to connect homeless individuals with vital services. On Sunday, the BrigAIDe had a little help from 17-year-old Harsh Bagdy.
TAMPA, Fla. (CBS 10) – Harsh Bagdy created a nonprofit group, Charity Health Resources. Bagdy donated the wheelchair upon the referral of Jeannie Calderin, who runs Somos Puerto Rico It’s an organization working to find permanent housing for hundreds displaced by Hurricane Maria.
TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – Sixteen-year-old Harsh Bagdy and his father made a donation almost as important to the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent in Tampa as food and toys, wheelchairs. “We donate it to individuals whose insurance doesn’t cover it, whose insurance plan doesn’t pay for these kinds of equipment”, said Bagdy.
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Harsh Bagdy as the 25th Lightning Community Hero this season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the San Jose Sharks. Harsh Bagdy, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate half to Metropolitan Ministries, while the other half will go towards a scholarship for his own education.
TAMPA – Fla. (Tampa Bay Times) Harsh Bagdy collects walkers, canes and wheelchairs, either through gently-used donations or working with local companies to purchase the equipment at a significant discount.
TAMPA – Fla. (PBS Video) In 2017 Harsh founded Charity Health Resources, and currently serves as the CEO. Charity Health Resources is dedicated to improving our communities quality of life by providing the under served and under insured, essential self care and mobility devices that they need.
TAMPA – Fla. (Neighborhood News) A new partnership between Metropolitan Ministries and Charity Health Resources, made possible by Harsh’s winnings, will put more members of the outreach team further into the community, allowing them to find mobility-challenged clients who are unable to travel to the main outreach center in Tampa Heights.