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1,000 donated turkeys needed for charity Thanksgiving meals

1,000 frozen turkeys needed for Charlotte Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving program.
1,000 frozen turkeys needed for Charlotte Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving program. BLOOMBERG NEWS

The Charlotte Rescue Mission is seeking donated turkeys for its annual Thanksgiving meal, an event that is open to anyone in the community in need of a place to celebrate the holiday for free. Turkeys are also needed for food boxes it provides to low-income families who prefer to cook a meal of their own at home.

“Our goal is to help as many as possible receive a hot meal and the hope of a new tomorrow from the troubles they are facing today,” said the Rev. Tony Marciano, executive director of Charlotte Rescue Mission. “We need in excess of 1,000 turkeys to supply complete meals for all the families we will serve.”

Donated turkeys (10 to 15 pounds) must be frozen, due to health and safety reasons. They can be dropped off in the Charlotte Rescue Mission lobby seven days a week from Tuesday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 20, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Charlotte Rescue Mission is located at 907 West First St., off Cedar Street, diagonally opposite the Panthers practice fields.

The Charlotte Rescue mission provides a free, 120-day, Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are mostly homeless.

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