20TH MISSION: THANKSGIVING

You know Thanksgiving is just around the corner with the annual Mission: Thanksgiving is announced by Love & Care Ministries.

The 20th annual event will be held 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the drive-through parking lot of Arrow Ford, 4001 S. First St. At the same time, a similar Mission: Thanksgiving will be held at the Merkel and Clyde Love & Care Ministries facilities.

The event provides clothing and other goods needed through the winter for people experiencing homelessness or in need. The first Mission: Thanksgiving, in 1999, netted 1.5 trailers filled with canned goods, clothing, sleeping bags, blankets and more, plus $6,000.

In 2017, enough goods were donated to fill 13 trailers and more than $160,000 was donated. Sponsorships are being accepted, ranging from $500 to $35,000. Every sponsor will be mentioned on all the local radio stations and KTXS-TV throughout the day.

Love & Care Ministries, through its three locations, provides hundreds of meals weekly on the street and averages 4,100 hot meals a week from the kitchen. Also, 600 family food boxes are distributed monthly. During the year, the ministries distribute 160,000 articles of clothing and provide 12,000 showers.

For more information, to volunteer, or to sign up for a sponsorship, call 670-0246 or go to www.lcmin.com.

 

20th ANNUAL MISSION: THANKSGIVING ABILENE
What: Annual fundraiser and food and clothing drive sponsored by Love & Care Ministries
When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 16)
Where: Arrow Ford parking lot, 4001 S. 1st St.

SIXTH ANNUAL MISSION: THANKSGIVING MERKEL
When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday
Where: Love & Care Ministries Merkel facility, 906 N. 3rd St., Merkel

THIRD ANNUAL MISSION: THANKSGIVING CLYDE
When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday
Where: Love & Care Ministries, 605 S. 1st St., Clyde

 

ITEMS NEEDED AT ALL LOCATION
Monetary donations
Frozen Meat
Non-perishable Food (Pop top cans are very good)
Socks
Underwear & Thermal Underwear
Boots & Shoes
Coats
Blankets & Sleeping Bags
Clothing
Bottled Water & Other Drinks
Travel size personal hygiene items
Toys

 

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