Thanksgiving Event 2013

The Durham Rescue Mission hosted their Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner feeding 478 homeless, hungry, and needy men, women, and children of the Triangle. This event is held outdoors at the Mission’s Men’s Campus located at 1201 East Main Street.

This event is a tremendous help for the needy as they received a free, hot meal, free clothing and winter coats, and free bags of groceries. In addition, there were lots of fun activities for the children.

The Mission’s CEO, Ernie Mills, said “I am filled with joy to see how our community has come together to provide this wonderful meal for those who are less fortunate. 493 volunteers have given of their time to ensure the neediest in our community are not forgotten on this special day. This event has brought together the “have’s” and the “have not’s” for a great meal and time of fellowship. Times are tough, but we all still have much to be thankful for!

Today at the Durham Rescue Mission:

1,020 in attendance
1,035 plates of traditional Thanksgiving meals, Turkey with all the trimmings
Over 4,000 articles of clothing, including warm coats
653 bags of groceries
191 meals on wheels delivered

This event was made possible by the generous donations of all the numerous supporters and volunteers of the Durham Rescue Mission. We sincerely wish to thank everyone who helped make this another wonderful Thanksgiving Day for the homeless and needy in the Triangle.

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