More than 400 volunteers came together to serve the Durham Community Friday to provide meals and Easter baskets to families in need.
The Durham Rescue Mission served up pulled pork sandwiches and 2,000 hot dogs for the homeless and working poor.
Clothing was also offered up to the community and more than 1,200 Easter baskets were available for kids.
Organizers said events like these can be just the thing a family needs to get back on its feet.
“A lot of times, the ones that come to this event, a lot of them are just one pay check away from homelessness themselves and we look at this almost as homeless prevention,” said Rev. Ernie Mills, “If we can get them some clothing, that can save them a lot of money. And a good meal can save them money and they can use that towards their rent.”
Mills said this isn’t necessarily the biggest event of the year that the Durham Rescue Mission puts on, but it’s one the community has come to love and depend on.
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