On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, the Caring Place: Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers and over 600 volunteers provided over 3,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals for the homeless and hungry of Miami-Dade and Broward County. This annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet was an outside block party where clothes and hygiene products were also given to those families in need. Services, such as haircuts and medical education and checkups were also provided. The food was made possible through many food drives by local businesses and schools and the Flip us a Bird event that Potential Church held providing for the turkeys cooked for the special day.
The Miami Center hosted the Miami Dade Nursing College volunteers that provided checkups for the guests. The Miami Center featured performances by the Worship Jesus Fellowship band and their Regeneration band. A shower truck provided by Pastor Omar from Jesus el Libertador. K-LOVE joined the ministry team for the event.
Ron Book, the chairman of the Homeless Trust, was the honorary guest.
The Miami event was made possible by many giving partners. Special thanks is being given to the Elegant family and their supporters. The Elegants created a GoFundMe page and started a movement with their friends and family…so far over $7,000 has come in! They have been supporting us and volunteering with the Miami Center some eight years.
The Pompano center was blessed to have Jim Safilian raise over $5,000 for their Thanksgiving event. Jim has been supporting the Pompano Center since 2015.
The Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers known as the CARING PLACE knows Thanksgiving is a time of celebration. Every year it help to provide a festive atmosphere to the homeless and hungry of South Florida.
Excited to provide meal
Rev. Ron Brummitt, President of Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers, said of the festivities, “I am so excited that we are able to provide a great Thanksgiving meal to the homeless, hungry and needy families of South Florida on our three campuses. Thanksgiving is a time to realize what you have in this world and give a little extra to someone else who is less fortunate.”
Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) has served the homeless and needy men, women, and children of South Florida. The organization provides food, shelter, clothing, long-term rehabilitation programs, education, job training, spiritual direction, health services, youth programs, and housing in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano to nearly 1,300 homeless on a daily basis.