Durham Rescue Mission hosts 'Souper' bowl party
Posted February 2, 2014
Durham, N.C. — The Durham Rescue Mission used the excitement about the Super Bowl to raise awareness and money for the homeless on Sunday.
The non-profit organization threw a "Souper" Super Bowl party for dozens of mission residents. A Durham restaurant donated dozens of pizzas for the residents, who watched the game on an 80-inch TV.
The goal was to encourage people to go the Durham Rescue Mission’s website and make online donations to help the homeless.
“For them to be able to have a nice place they can come and relax, watch the game, enjoy themselves in a nice, safe environment, it means a lot to them and, furthermore, to have folks who care about you,” said Ernie Mills, CEO and co-founder of the Durham Rescue Mission.