Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Community invited to spend Thanksgiving Day at the Charlotte Rescue Mission

The Charlotte Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving Day festivities is more than a mid-day meal. It is a full day of opportunities to bring hope to others in our community.

"We make coming to the Rescue Mission on Thanksgiving as special as going to your grandmother's house" says Rev. Tony Marciano, Executive Director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

It all begins bright and early with a hot breakfast served from 6:00am–7:30am. "We will be having a "breakfast buffet with a twist," says Marciano. "Our guests will be served by volunteer waiters."

Our traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, including our delicious homemade desserts, served between 11:30 and 2:30pm. There will be movies shown during the day. Cell phones will be available for guests to use.

"In addition, our dinner guests will be treated like royalty" says Marciano. "Volunteers will be dressed in white shirts, black pants or skirts to resemble fine dining wait staff. Our guests will be served with heaping portions of food on china, while using silverware, all on a table cloth. There will also be a cloth napkin, folded in a fan, coming from the glass. It resembles a wedding reception."

The Charlotte Rescue Mission is not only serving the homeless, its doors will be open to anyone who wants to celebrate Thanksgiving in a family setting.

What: Community invited Thanksgiving Day at the Charlotte Rescue Mission
When: Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 22 from 6:00am – 2:30pm
Who: Community guests will use donated cell phone service
Where: Charlotte Rescue Mission - 907 West 1st Street. (Diagonally opposite the Carolina Panthers practice fields). Enter through the glassed in security desk at the 2nd building on the left.
Thanksgiving Day schedule--

6:00-7:30am Hot breakfast ordering off a menu
6:00am-3:00pm Movies are shown all day
9am-3pm Cell phones are available to call home
11:30am Mid-day Thanksgiving dinner

About Charlotte Rescue Mission
The Charlotte Rescue mission provides a free 90-day Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are predominately homeless.