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Durham Rescue Mission serves thousands at Easter feast

Posted April 3, 2015

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— Almost 2,000 people dined on barbecue pork and hot dogs Friday at the annual Durham Rescue Mission Easter feast.

The Mission also distributed 1,325 Easter baskets and bags of food and clothing to those in need. The baskets were donated in the last week by members of the community.

Grills were lit at about 7 p.m. Thursday to begin prepping the massive meal, and volunteers worked throughout the morning to finish the feast.

The Durham Rescue Mission is the Triangle’s largest and oldest shelter providing free food, safe shelter, clean clothing, counsel, vocational training and job placement for more than 350 men, women, and children 365 days a year.

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  • Roy Hinkley Apr 3, 2015
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    Nope, not early. Barbecue takes time to properly prepare. The hot dogs will be quick and easy, but the rest takes more time.

  • Phil Larson Apr 3, 2015
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    The Durham Rescue Mission is such a good organization. Their commitment to their community is outstanding and worthy of contributions from the public. If you want to know your dollars are going to help people, you couldn't find a better oranization to contribute to.

  • Clovis Sangrail Apr 3, 2015
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    Grills were lit at about 7 p.m. Thuesday to begin prepping the massive meala bit early?