November 2011 Posts

Denver Responds to Turkey Shortage – 7,000 in Freezer

Generous turkey donors dropping off birds at the Lawrence Street Shelter.

Since the Mission put an urgent request out for turkeys, generous Coloradans have decided to respond – and fast! The outpouring of kindness from the Denver community will allow thousdands of homeless and low-income individuals and families to be blessed with Thanksgiving meals.  Thank you!

URGENT: 10,000 Turkeys Needed for Thanksgiving

The freezer currently has 298 turkeys. The Mission needs over 10,000 to feed the homeless and low-income this holiday season.

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. The freezer at the Mission’s Ministry Outreach Center is currently filled with 298 turkeys. In just 11 days, the Mission will give out 1,250 Thanksgiving food boxes to families, including a turkey. About 80 churches and non-profit organizations have requested nearly 10,000 turkeys to feed men, women and children in our community. We need your support!

Drop off turkeys 12 pounds or larger at the Lawrence Street Shelter, 1130 Park Ave. West in downtown Denver.

7th Annual Last Waltz – Revisited Concert Benefits Denver Rescue Mission

Seven years is a long time in the music business, but that’s how long “The Last Waltz” concert has been coming back to Denver with incredible local musicians featuring Polytoxic.

In 2005, the popular local jamband wanted to create a show that would feature all their friends in the Denver music scene. They decided to re-enact The Band’s “The Last Waltz”, a 1978 concert film by Martin Scorsese that included greats like Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. That first concert at Dulcinea’s sold out in minutes and the rest is history. 

They now play two shows – one at the Boulder Theater (Nov.18) and the other at the Ogden Theatre (Nov. 23). Both concerts are just prior to Thanksgiving and have become a pre-holiday tradition for many. Concert goers have supported the Denver Rescue Mission over the years whether they knew it or not. 

This year, you can help feed the hungry and homeless by bringing canned food to the Denver show.  Anyone who brings seven cans or non-perishable items will get a free limited edition concert poster.  A portion of the show’s proceeds will also benefit the Denver Rescue Mission.  It’s a great way to start your Thanksgiving weekend!  

For information on the concert visit