Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It was started in 2011 as an alternative to people just filling their online carts with things. It is promoted as an opportunity for people to give back through their favorite causes.
Each year the Mission has had the opportunity to provide Thanksgiving dinner to residents at the Chatt Inn. Thanks to the help of the staff at the Inn we provided 125 meals on Thanksgiving Day covering the entire motel!
The Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner this year included this special memorial to our friend and Mission supporter, Nancy Hoffman.
The Davis family were a huge blessing at Thanksgiving. They helped us with flyering and ran the Thanksgiving gift table. Emma did a great job in this interview on Thanksgiving Day for Channel 9. https://newschannel9.com/news/local/chattanooga-rescue-mission-volunteers-come-out-despite-pandemic-to-help-feed-homeless
Samuel is planning on cooking thirty turkeys this year for our big Thanksgiving feast! We have already had 24 turkeys donated as well as ten hams.
We are getting excited about our Thanksgiving meal coming up next week! The Mission is still accepting food donations in preparation for the dinner. You can use a food donation form on our website if you would like to donate needed items. It can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-zdS0oKpeb3OVVRM-kIYCXFEUOQSWqeSHEmr2xRTveqcAxw/viewform
Our friends the Harlows from Back To The Street Ministries brought donated items for the Thanksgiving meal. They brought 20 Turkeys, 10 hams, and 16 large cans of green beans!.
The Mission’s Thanksgiving Day outreach is dedicated to our friend and loyal Mission supporter, Nancy Hoffman. She passed away this year on May 8, 2020.