Theater shooting victim back on job helping others at Rescue Mission

Posted on: 3:13 pm, November 23, 2012, by

DENVER — A Denver man who was shot several times during the Aurora Theater Tragedy spent his Thanksgiving Day helping with meals for those in need.

Pierce O’Farrill is healing up and back on his job with the Denver Rescue Mission and on turkey day he was on the front lines of the food basket give away in Park Hill.

“Every day I am just so blessed to be alive,” said O’Farrill. “I see how lucky I was and then look at the people who are in our program here, trying to get their lives back on track and I know with faith it will happen for them, just as it did for me in that movie.”

The Mission hands out more than 1,200 meals and Pierce was there helping get food to families in need.

“What is really neat is seeing people here today, who were on the streets a year ago, getting food and shelter from us and now they are here helping with the giveaway and back on their feet,” said O’Farrill.

If you have an older car you would like to donate to the Mission, O’Farrill is one of the folks who help get a value for the car and tax credit for you if you donate.