Durham Rescue Mission serves up Thanksgiving

75 turkeys prepared for shelter's annual holiday meal along with all the fixins
November 28, 2013 10:22:07 AM PST
Volunteers with the Durham Rescue Mission started preparing turkeys Wednesday night and were ready to feed hungry mouths Thanksgiving Day.

The shelter's annual Thanksgiving meal is a chance for the homeless to get a hot meal, warm clothing, and a free bag of groceries.

"Some of the kids were so cold cause they had to wait out here so long, I just wanted to grab them and embrace them and when I saw a gentlemen take a towel off his neck and give it to them, it brought a tear to my eye," said volunteer Stephanie Broadie.

The shelter roasted 75 turkeys on outdoor grills and served them up with all the trimmings. Almost 500 volunteers took part.

They also put on a Thanksgiving Day 'Meals on Wheels' - delivering to those unable to come to the Mission.

The Mission is Durham's oldest and largest shelter, providing housing for over 400 men, women and children each day.  

Learn more at: www.DurhamRescueMission.org.

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