Denver Rescue Mission
Hundreds of Denver metro area families will get to have Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the kindness of strangers.
After being worried they would fall well short of the amount of turkeys donated to give to families in need, the Denver Rescue Mission announced Monday they have surpassed their goal of getting 10,000 turkeys.
Demand has far outpaced donations to food banks around Colorado, but The Denver Post reports charitable giving this holiday season is expected to be about the same as last year.
The Denver Rescue Mission anticipates it’ll need about 10,000 turkeys by Thanksgiving, which is just over a week away. Right now there are less than 1,000 in the freezers.
It’s one of Denver’s most well-known tourist spots- the 16th Street Mall. Thousands descend on the mall to eat and shop, but the city said 100-200 people sleep on the mall at night, and that can be a deterrent.
A father and former music teacher was run over and killed by a suspected car thief Saturday morning. Now the family of Shawn Smith is pleading for help finding the driver.
The Denver Rescue Mission is warning people about a scam using their name.