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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Norm Randall, right,owner of Dilworh Neighborhood Grill, and of his employees Stacie Alves, have been serving guest at the Charlotte Rescue Mission for the last seven years. The Charlotte Rescue Mission fed over 300 people this morning for a Thanksgiving breakfast and later in the afternoon, the mission will feed more people who are in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal. The mission also collected dessert to feed the many people who attend the Thanksgiving meal. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Breakfast being served at the Charlotte rescue Mission. The Charlotte Rescue Mission fed over 300 people this morning for a Thanksgiving breakfast and later in the afternoon, the mission will feed more people who are in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal. The mission also collected dessert to feed the many people who attend the Thanksgiving meal. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Alves of Dilworth Neighborhood Grille heads up kitchen efforts, preparing eggs over easy if guests requested them. The Charlotte Rescue Mission fed over 300 people this morning for a Thanksgiving breakfast and later in the afternoon, the mission will feed more people who are in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal. The mission also collected dessert to feed the many people who attend the Thanksgiving meal. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Guest Michael Robinson, enjoying a breakfast of pancakes, sausages and coffee, noticed the personal touches. ÒIt's joyful to see the volunteers here willing to give their time on Thanksgiving Day,Ó said Robinson, who is 51. ÒIt's a great feeling knowing people still care.Ó The Charlotte Rescue Mission fed over 300 people this morning for a Thanksgiving breakfast and later in the afternoon, the mission will feed more people who are in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal. The mission also collected dessert to feed the many people who attend the Thanksgiving meal. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Jeff Mathews (CQ Mathews) has volunteered on Thanksgiving for "at least 15 years." His main job is organizing the dessert donations that come from the community. "(I) just love being here. You feel a strong Christian presence of God here that's special. I wouldn't consider being anywhere else." The Charlotte Rescue Mission fed over 300 people this morning for a Thanksgiving breakfast and later in the afternoon, the mission will feed more people who are in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal. The mission also collected dessert to feed the many people who attend the Thanksgiving meal. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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