Duval County

City Rescue Mission continues Thanksgiving tradition, provides holiday meal for homeless

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — City Rescue Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Meal for those experiencing homelessness on Wednesday, starting at 11:30 a.m. at its New Life Inn Campus at 234 W. State St. in Downtown Jacksonville.

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“We’ve seen an increase in individuals and families needing assistance every month of this exceptionally challenging year. It’s critical that we’re prepared to meet their needs during the Thanksgiving season,” said Paul Stasi, CRM executive director.

CRM’s annual Thanksgiving meal is sponsored by Mark Anderson, Chris Dostie, Craig Henderson, Jonathan Garrick, iMethods, Billy Kappaz, Michael Lenahen, Rob Martin, Aron Price, Floyd Simpson, Dr. Travis and Laura Smith, Rob Williams and Movement Mortgage.

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City Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization in downtown Jacksonville that has provided help those experiencing homelessness and addiction in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida for 76 years.

In addition to providing emergency services for those experiencing homelessness and addiction, they offer programs like the Overcomers Program, LifeBuilders Residential Recovery Program and Workforce Development, which help people get off the streets and back on their feet.

CRM served approximately 171,850 meals and provided just over 44,950 safe nights of shelter.

Visit CRMjax.org for more information.