Downtown Rescue Mission accepting donations before serving hundreds for Thanksgiving

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The Downtown Rescue Mission is gearing up to serve Thanksgiving meals to folks next Monday through Thursday

Thanksgiving is now right around the corner, and the Downtown Rescue Mission is gearing up to provide hundreds of families in the Huntsville area with turkey meals.

Monday and Tuesday, the Downtown Rescue Mission will be giving away over 850 turkeys to families in the community.

“We’ll have those families coming out, and I give those families a hug, each family that comes through, and we give them a turkey and a food box,” said Keith Overholt, President and CEO of the Downtown Rescue Mission.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Rescue Mission will hold their annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet, a restaurant style meal served for free to the public, right at the mission.

“When the volunteers come in they take their orders, and they go up to the meal line and they get the turkey or ham and whatever else they are going to get and all the fixings that go with it,” said Overholt.

Overholt says the mission would love for the community to get involved — volunteers who are willing to serve and food donations.

“We could also use frozen turkeys right now, canned goods,” he said. “We will be giving away so many canned goods over the next couple of days, our shelves will be empty probably.”

Along with frozen turkeys and canned goods, the mission is accepting clothing for cold weather — especially sweaters, coats and jackets right now.

Overholt says these items can be brought to the mission, which is located at 1400 Evangel Drive Northwest in Huntsville. Click here to contact the mission.

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