LOS ANGELES CALIF. (Tuesday November 17, 2015) —- Union Rescue Mission CEO, Rev. Andy Bales said, “November 21, 2015 we will invite our friends experiencing homelessness into our home and around our family table at Union Rescue Mission for a delicious meal in celebration of Thanksgiving. Chef Merito will help us spice up our deep fried Turkeys with his famous seasonings! We hope and pray that this will be another step towards connecting our friends with services and moving closer to the day when not one precious person will be left on the streets of our city”.

This 124 year old celebration is sponsored by The Bold and The Beautiful. The Reverend Andy Bales will be joined by over 200 volunteers serving up a Thanksgiving meal to an estimated 4000 guests. It will be a day of food, fun and festivities starting with a great meal, live entertainment and a special fun zone for the kids.

Additional participating partners include; KJLH Radio Free 102.3 FM, Herbalife, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Cast and crew of The Bold & the Beautiful, former football great Marc Mills, actress Stephanie Nogueras, and many more. Celebration activities will get underway promptly at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015 inside Union Rescue Mission located at (545 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013).

MEDIA Note: Media Live Shot Opportunity starts Friday, November 20th at 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21st. Visual of 500 turkeys being deep fried on the street in front of URM’s loading dock beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday, November 20th in preparation to be served to the thousands of men, women and families experiencing homelessness on Skid Row.


Schedule of Events & Photo Opportunities

500 turkeys being deep fried starting at 8:00 a.m. Friday in front URM on Skid Row.

Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. URM’s Annual Thanksgiving Meal Served (11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

11:00 a.m. – “Home Sweet Home” Desert Bar.

11:15 a.m. – Kids Fun Zone (URM Gym 3rd floor) 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


About Union Rescue Mission
Union Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and is the oldest in Los Angeles. It provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing; medical and dental care; Christian recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children and families. For more information, please visit urm.org.


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