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1,000 Will Be Fed at Durham Rescue Mission

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About 1,000 people will be fed by 250 volunteers at the Durham Rescue Mission.
DURHAM — Many see the holidays as a time to count their blessings, and some do that by helping others. In Durham, it's happeningat the Durham Rescue Mission, where 250 volunteers are gearing up toserve dinner for almost 1,000 people.

The volunteers and diners come from all over Durham County. Ernie Millsstarted the mission 23 years ago. He told WRAL-TV5'sBob Langford it has grownconsiderably over the years.

Mills says the amount of food that's donated and prepared isastounding.

Mills says the gathering is much like a party, but it has to be heldoutdoors because of the size of the crowd.

Tents, cookers and food were all donated to the mission for this event.Mills says the entire Triangle area supports his efforts at this time ofyear.

Before the event ends, people will be able to get Christmas trees,toys, and frozen turkeys to prepare at home.

Photographer:Keith Baker

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