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Bridgeport Rescue Mission Provides 3,000 Families With Thanksgiving Meals

Thanks to the generosity of the community, Bridgeport Rescue Mission provided more than 3,000 families who might otherwise have gone without, with a turkey and bag of fixings so that they could prepare their own homemade Thanksgiving meal.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, Bridgeport Rescue Mission provided more than 3,000 families who might otherwise have gone without, with a turkey and bag of fixings so that they could prepare their own homemade Thanksgiving meal. Photo Credit: contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission was able to provide more than 3,000 families who might otherwise have gone without, with a turkey and bag of fixings so that they could prepare their own homemade Thanksgiving meals.

“With the help of volunteers and financial support from corporate partners, thousands of struggling families also received coats to keep them warm all winter long — all of whom would have gone without this Thanksgiving were it not for compassionate folks in our community giving back” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox.

Wilcox also thanked the Gold Sponsors for the Great ThanksGiving Project: Affinion Group, GE Capital, Reed Exhibitions and Prime Line.

These companies also provided teams of volunteers who greeted members of the community, some of whom had been waiting in line for several hours, to shop for coats and receive their turkeys. "It was a moving experience for all involved," he said.

For the past four years Webster Bank Arena at Harboryard opened its doors to enable the Mission to facilitate the Great ThanksGiving Project in the heart of Bridgeport.

For more information on the Great ThanksGiving Project or the Mission’s programs and services for homeless and hurting men, women and children, visit www.BridgeportRescueMission or contact Donna Romano at DRomano@BridgeportRescueMission.org or 203-333-4087, ext. 111.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is an organization that provides care to the hungry, homeless and addicted throughout coastal Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dedicated to fighting poverty from the inside out, the Mission provides a place of hope and dignity through a yearlong educational program, counseling and case management. The Mission is funded by individuals, churches, businesses and organizations.

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