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How do the homeless in our state celebrate Thanksgiving? More simply than most of us.

Posted at 1:39 PM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 15:39:19-05

For Utah's homeless and destitute population, Thanksgiving is more simple that it is for most of us.

Chris Croswhite, Executive Director of The Rescue Mission, says they host a full Thanksgiving celebration every year. This year it will be three days early so their homeless friends can have:

o Hot thanksgiving meal
o Showers
o News Boots
o Cloths
o Haircuts
o Flu shots
o Recovery program entrance
o Other referral services
o A pathway off the streets.

Croswhite says in his experience this population seems to have a greater amount of appreciation for what they do have.

If you'd like to help you can call The Rescue Mission at 801-746-1006 or visit their website: RescueSaltLake.