• 9-year-old girl raises money to buy Thanksgiving meals for those in need

    By: Kevin Campbell

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    Charlotte Rescue Mission opens its doors on Thanksgiving to all those seeking food, comfort and hope. To continue their holiday tradition, they to hope to collect 3,000 turkeys during their annual Thanksgiving Turkey and Food Box Drive.

    Alex Fischer, 9 years old, and her younger sister Caroline are hosting lemonade stands this year to buy Thanksgiving meals and donate them to Charlotte Rescue Mission for their annual drive.

    So far, Alex and Caroline have raised enough money to buy 108 frozen turkeys and boxes of food. At their lemonade stand last weekend, they sold out for the first time.

    “I think everybody should have a Thanksgiving meal with their families,” Fischer said. “A lot of people in Charlotte don’t have Thanksgiving meals.”



    Charlotte Rescue Mission needs frozen turkeys from 12 to 15 pounds each to accompany Thanksgiving food boxes.

    They need to be frozen due to health and safety reasons. Donations may be dropped off at Charlotte Rescue Mission Rebound at 907 W. 1st Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

    For information regarding the exact contents of the food box, please email Thanksgiving@charlotterescuemission.org.

    Charlotte Rescue Mission provides a free, 120-day Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are predominantly homeless. For more information, visit www.charlotterescuemission.org or call 704-333-HOPE (4673).

    If you have an inspiring story to share, contact Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte public affairs manager, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.

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