Downtown Rescue Mission still in need of turkeys to feed homeless and families in need on Thanksgiving

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UPDATE: As of Friday, November 13, the Mission still needs hundreds of turkeys.  If you can help, they are needed by this Sunday, Nov. 15 to prepare for Thanksgiving food boxes to give to needy families.  There's more information below.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Every year, the Downtown Rescue Mission helps the homeless and families in need during the Thanksgiving holidays.

To serve those families in the community who can’t afford to purchase a traditional Thanksgiving Meal, the Downtown Rescue Mission will prepare boxes filled with items needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal. They may include a frozen turkey, stuffing, green beans, yams, fruit cocktail, and rolls.

The Mission expects to give out more than 800 boxes this year to help families in need.

The turkey boxes will be handed out on Monday, November 23, 2015 and Tuesday, November 24, 2015, after a special service in the Chapel.

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This year, the Downtown Rescue Mission has an urgent need for 10-12 pound turkey donations. Turkeys may be packaged fresh or frozen, and can be dropped off at the Mission’s main campus, located at 1400 Evangel Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

All turkeys must be donated on or before Sunday, November 15, 2015. Monetary donations, to be used toward the purchase of turkeys, are also greatly appreciated.

The Downtown Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. For more information on the Downtown Rescue Mission, please visit