VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Sign up now for Xcel Energy Day of Service on Sept. 10 (More Information)

Rescue Mission Serves Easter Dinner To Homeless

DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Rescue Mission served an early Easter dinner to hundreds of homeless and low-income families on Friday.

About 600 homeless and low-income men, women and children lined up outside the Denver Rescue Mission Lawrence Street Shelter on Friday morning.

They were treated to a complete holiday meal with all the trimmings, including ham with pineapple glaze, sweet potato casserole, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, golden corn, spring salad, three bean salad, Jell-O and a variety of desserts.

“It’s a way for them to feel special. We serve them a meal instead of having them go through the line. We have volunteers who are smiling and willing to talk to them. We also are offering a special foot washing which is symbolic of the Easter story. We have volunteers who will be washing feet,” said Denver Rescue Mission spokeswoman Alexxa Gagner. “It’s a special thing to offer folks who don’t always have that caring and that personal touch in their lives.”

Worship, communion and foot washing were also offered.

Each guest also received a new pair of shoes courtesy of the Runners Roost Denver and New Balance. A new pair of socks is also provided courtesy of Volunteers of America.

“It’s such a great partnership and a special time for us to reach out to our brothers and sisters,” said Gagner.

This is the 20th year for the Easter Celebration at the Denver Rescue Mission.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

JonBenét Ramsey Docuseries
DAY OF SERVICE

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia