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Ventura County Rescue Mission prepares to serve up 1000 Thanksgiving meals

Ventura County Rescue Mission prepares to serve up 1000 Thanksgiving meals

Delivering the food boxes is a longstanding tradition between the Union Rescue Mission and Wichita police. Many families who would not otherwise be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal are now able to, while the Comets organization is able to lend a helping hand while remembering those less fortunate during the holidays.

With a few scoops of mash potatoes and some gravy, hundreds of plates were served to those in need at the Fresno Rescue Mission in Downtown Fresno. Thanks to the prayers, compassion and generosity of our supporters; we are making a real difference for those who have been devastated by homelessness, addiction or abuse. This year the Mission is preparing to serve more guests than ever before by adding more tables and chairs for families to attend.

"The Bible says poor will always be with you, so you just have to come out and help", she said.

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The Manna Mission has been serving the community for 30 years, two hot meals every day. Money they raised to go towards these Thanksgiving meals. It allows us to exercise our gratitude - to take the time to appreciate our loved ones, our communities, our workplaces, and to give careful thought to what matters most.

"The smiles, that's what really sticks out", Vasquez said before deboning the last of the turkeys Tuesday. "I had no way of knowing how I was going to provide for my boys this Thanksgiving, and this is over the top, it's over the top", said Carla Carter, meal recipient.


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