Durham Rescue Mission readies for Thanksgiving push

(CBS North Carolina)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Hundreds of volunteers are working through the night Wednesday to give the less fortunate a Thanksgiving Day meal at the Durham Rescue Mission.

On Thursday, the Durham Rescue Mission will have its annual Thanksgiving event for the homeless and needy, but Wednesday the preparation began early.

Organizers says around 500 people would be on hand to help cook about 75 turkeys and four pigs for the meal.

The event will also feature carnival games, and prizes, as well as clothing and grocery donations.

Among those on hand volunteering Wednesday was Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper. Organizers say they expect to feed upwards of 2000 people throughout thanksgiving.

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