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The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 36
Community Corner: Your Mission--Help give thanks
Around Central Coast Rescue Mission’s tables this Thanksgiving season, there will be hundreds of underprivileged men, women, and children—some who are out of a job and out of money, some who are struggling with addictions, or having their first Thanksgiving on the streets.
According to Central Coast Rescue Mission leaders, all will be offered a hearty, traditional Thanksgiving meal.
“We’ve often seen that the first step toward recovery and restoration in a person’s life is to sit down and enjoy a hot meal served with lots of love and care,” the nonprofit’s director, Larry Cooney, said in a press release. “This year will be no different; lives will be touched and people will begin that process of change.”
Central Coast Rescue Mission in Santa Maria will hold its annual Thanksgiving banquet for those in need on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The feast will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Ave., in Santa Maria.
The meal is offered free of charge to all in the community needing meal assistance. The mission is expecting to serve more than 800 guests and will also be handing out clothes, blankets, jackets, sleeping bags, and hygiene products.
Numerous area churches, civic organizations, and businesses have helped sponsor and promote the Thanksgiving celebration.
Locals can sponsor a table to provide delicious meals and Thanksgiving joy:
• A donation of $16.40 pays for two tables, seating four people each.
• A donation of $20.50 pays for two tables, seating five people each.
• A donation of $30.75 pays for three tables, seating five people each.
The Central Coast Rescue Mission is an outreach of the Rescue Mission Alliance.
For more information, call 614-0220 or visit ccrescuemission.org. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 6467, Santa Maria, CA, 93456-6467.
Managing Editor Amy Asman compiled this week’s Community Corner. Information should be sent to the Sun via maill, e-mail, or fax.