2016 Thanksgiving Press Release

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release


CONTACT: Kitty Davis-Walker             or                  Alexandra Monsibaez
(213) 673-4585 or (213) 507-5562                              (213)673-4882 or (213)200-1758
VP of Public Relations                                                   PR Coordinator
kwalker@urm.org                                                          amonsibaez@urm.org









LOS ANGELES CALIF. (November, 2016) —- Union Rescue Mission For the first time in our 125 year history, women and children outnumber men in our building by more than 200! There are twice as many single women at Union Rescue Mission as last year. We have more families than during the Great Recession when our resources were pushed to the limit.   Union Rescue Mission CEO, Rev. Andy Bales said, “We are so thankful to you and honored that we can enable families and individuals to be in our home for this Thanksgiving when the needs are so great.”

We would like to include a special thank you to the United Talent Agency, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Marc Mills,Chef Merito, Herbalife, cast and crew of The Bold & the Beautiful, and to the Los Angeles Galaxy team who will help host our KIDZONE! Surprise celebrity guests are expected!!!

Media Note: Media Live Shot Opportunity starts Friday, November 18th at 8:00 a.m. through midnight for visual of 500 turkeys flavored by CHEF MERITO being deep fried in front of URM’s loading dock in preparation to be served to the thousands of men, women and families experiencing homelessness on Skid Row.

Thanksgiving Celebration activities will get underway promptly at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19,

 2016 inside Union Rescue Mission located at (545 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013).



Schedule of Events & Photo Opportunities

500 turkeys being deep fried starting at 8:00 a.m. Friday November 18th in front URM on Skid Row.

Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. URM’s Annual Thanksgiving Meal Served (11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

11:00 a.m. – 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 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 www.urm.org.


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