DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Rescue Mission officially launched its annual Turkey Drive to help feed the homeless on Thanksgiving. Starting Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, the community is asked to help the mission collect 15,000 turkeys.
As with every other aspect in life, the mission is taking extra precautions because of COVID-19. Those measures include contactless donation dropoffs.READ MORE: Jeffco Public Schools Aims To Offer Flexibility With Remote Learning Next Fall
“A lot has changed and pivoted at the Mission operations wise since COVID-19, but one thing remains the same – our enthusiasm and spirit to serve the most vulnerable in our community,” said Brad Meuli, President/CEO of Denver Rescue Mission.READ MORE: COVID In Aurora: Signs For Vaccine Become Sticking Point Between Clinic & City
In addition to the turkeys, the mission is asking for canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, canned cranberry, canned yams, boxed stuffing, gravy and boxed mashed potatoes.MORE NEWS: Douglas County Schools To Bring Middle & High School Students Back After Spring Break
Here are ways you can help:
- Drop off turkeys –Donate a 12 pound frozen turkey at one of the following locations:
• Ministry Outreach Center (Holly & 39th) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
*This is the preferred drop off location
• The Crossing (Smith Road & Holly) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
• Lawrence Street Shelter (SE corner of Park Avenue West and Lawrence Street) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*Accepting Turkeys here from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25
• Denver Broncos Turkey Donation Site (UCHealth Training Center)
*Saturday, Nov. 21st only, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
- Donate now—Donate funds by texting “TURKEY” to 24365. $15 to $20 is roughly the equivalent of 1 turkey.
- Start a fundraiser—New for 2020, you can start your own peer to peer turkey drive fundraiser. This page walks through all the steps on how you can make an even bigger impact.
- Spread the word –Share important information about the Turkey Drive virtually with your own community through the Mission’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (#GetGobbled).