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Rescue Mission Prepares To Serve 3,200 Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2013, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Thanksgiving meal. Last year, roughly Thanksgiving 2800 meals were served to the hungry and homeless at The Rescue Mission. This year, The Rescue Mission is preparing for 3200 individuals.

The meal is provided free of charge and open to the public. Meal serving will begin at 12:00pm and will end at 3:00pm. The meal is made possible by donated food items from area individuals and groups, cash donations, and the assistance of more than 250 volunteers. Volunteers and kitchen staff began preparing the turkeys for the meal on November 18 and preparation will continue through Wednesday evening. All volunteer positions for the serving of the meal on Thanksgiving day are filled.

This year’s hearty, home style dinner will consist of oven roasted turkey and gravy (3000 pounds), green beans (700 pounds), garlic mashed potatoes (700 pounds), stuffing (400 pounds), cranberry salad (100 pounds), dinner rolls (3200) and assorted pies (350).

For more information about the meal or The Rescue Mission, please contact CEO, Rev. Donovan Coley, at 260.426.7357 ext. 113, or via e-mail at

Key Ministries:
The Rescue Mission is comprised of four subsidiary programs in Fort Wayne:

Life House (44+ beds): Immediate Housing Program provides basic needs and spiritual support to men facing a homeless crisis. Community Meals Program provides three nutritious meals daily to its residents and to the public. Meals are served at 7 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. daily.
Restoration House (40 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of men facing a homeless crisis.
Charis House (78 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of women and children facing a homeless crisis.
Treasure House: The Rescue Mission’s thrift store (formerly known as Bargains Galore).
Proceeds from the store help to fund The Rescue Mission’s programs.
About The Rescue Mission
After 110 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit <; .

Press Release 11.25.13 Thanksgiving.pdf