Denver Rescue Mission still thousands of turkeys short

Turkeys for the Denver Rescue Mission. Photo: weddingconnectors.com

Turkeys for the Denver Rescue Mission. Photo: weddingconnectors.com

DENVER — The Denver Rescue Mission says it received 2,150 donated turkeys as of Thursday afternoon. It needs thousands more to meet the requests it has for Thanksgiving.

The Denver Rescue Mission’s annual turkey drive is designed to feed thousands of homeless and hungry people in Metro Denver for Thanksgiving.

The Mission serves as the turkey distributor to 100 different schools, churches and nonprofits that requested more than 18,000 birds this year.

“Thanksgiving is an important time to reach out to the most vulnerable people in our community,” Brad Meuli, President/CEO of Denver Rescue Mission said. “This turkey drive is one of the many community outreaches we provide.”

The request is for turkeys that are 12 pounds or larger. They can be dropped off at the Lawrence Street Shelter which is on the southeast corner of Park Ave. West and Lawrence St. anytime.

For information call 303-297-1815 or click here to visit the website.