LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is seeing more people in need of help this Thanksgiving season. There are higher numbers of the newly desperate showing up at the doors of the Mission for food, clothing and shelter.
Men, women and children are suffering from what has largely been a jobless recovery: with new jobs being part time, temporary and lower wage employment. The lingering impacts of a tough recession are still hitting people hard.
The Mission expects to serve about 350 meals at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday (before Thanksgiving) at its main location at 3117 W. Marshall Avenue in Longview. Mission volunteers serve guests the holiday meal in a warm family atmosphere. The menu is traditional: turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potato, cranberry sauce, roll, and pumpkin pie.
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 2:57 PM PST / Updated: Nov 24, 2014 2:57 PM PST
Posted by Dave Goldman