Click to Read a Message from Executive Director Joe Colaizzi
The Countdown Has Begun
Can you imagine 11,000 hungry people showing up at your door for? How would you even begin to feed them all?
One thing is for sure — you would start preparing now!
At Kansas City Rescue Mission that’s the challenge we face. Over the Thanksgiving season, we expect to serve more than 11,200 meals to hungry and homeless people right here in KC.
That’s why we must begin the Countdown to Thanksgiving today!
It’s a huge task, but with your help, it’s possible!
In fact, your gift today will help insure that every person who sits down at our tables enjoys a hot, filling holiday meal, and even dessert!
Here’s the best part: it only costs $2.07 to help provide each homeless guest with a meal and wonderful hospitality! For instance, your gift of $27 will help provide food and care for 13 hungry men or women this Thanksgiving season.
And, with your help, we’ll even deliver 1,300 generous, mouthwatering Thanksgiving meals right to the doors of the elderly, shut-ins and hurting families who are truly in need.
What does a meal like this mean for someone alone and homeless? Just ask Chris! Chris was trying to stay warm inside an abandoned warehouse during a snowstorm last year. He thought he could ride out the cold until he awoke in the night and realized he couldn’t feel his toes.
He trudged through the snow to Kansas City Rescue Mission and was desperate when he came to our door. “I realized if I didn’t get help I was going to die,” he remembers.
“I had come to KCRM before for a meal and a bed, and I knew I would be safe here,” Chris says. “The food is always so good, the beds are clean, and you feel safe sleeping here. And the staff treats you like you matter. You’re never just a statistic here.
“When you’re homeless you have to figure out every day where to find something to eat or where to sleep and be safe and dry,” he explains. “But at the Mission it feels like you’re with family.”
If you can help us fill our tables with hot, delicious food this Thanksgiving season, we will joyfully add the ingredients KCRM is so well known for on the streets — kindness, acceptance and love.
Would you make a gift today? We will put it to work right away!
Your generosity and compassion will make a big difference in the lives of hungry and hurting people right here in Kansas City this Thanksgiving season. Please respond today with whatever amount you can give. I know it will be a blessing to a hurting person who … just like Chris … needs to know someone cares.
Thank you for caring!
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