Denver Rescue Mission hopes to bring 15,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners for those in need – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Rescue Mission kicks off annual turkey drive and asks for help. The goal is to bring 15,000 turkeys until November 24. The mission calls for turkeys weighing 12 pounds or more.

Denver Rescue Mission and David Clifton Ministries prepare holiday meals for the homeless. (credit: CBS)

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Those who don’t have the time to buy a turkey and drop it off at a Denver Rescue Mission location can text TURKEY at 24365 and donate $ 15- $ 20, which equates to about the equivalent cost of a turkey.

Turkey, along with Thanksgiving essentials like canned mashed potatoes, canned stuffing, canned vegetables, canned yams, canned fruit, canned pumpkin, canned gravy and canned cranberry sauce, will be distributed to thousands of needy people in the Denver metro area.

(credit: CBS)

“These 15,000 turkeys are more than just a number or a collective goal. Each turkey offers endless possibilities to provide one person or a single household with joy and stability during the holidays. That’s the goal of our Turkey Drive, to bring hope in the form of a meal to our neighbors who need it most, ”said Brad Meuli, president / CEO of Denver Rescue Mission, in a statement.

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Thanksgiving dinner

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The drop-off locations include:

Ministry Outreach Center (Holly & 39th) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (* This is the preferred drop-off location)

Shelter on Lawrence Street (southeast corner of Park Avenue West and Lawrence Street) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Turkeys accepted here from November 18 to 24)

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Denver Broncos Turkey Donation Site, UCHealth Training Center (Saturday, November 20 only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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