Gulf Coast Rescue Mission prepares for Thanksgiving

Getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and meal can take hours, even days, especially if you are cooking for hundreds of guests. That’s just what the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission in Biloxi is doing.
Those with the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission are counting their blessings as they prepare for this year’s annual Thanksgiving meal they’ll be serving up Thursday. Gulf Coast Rescue Mission Cook and Assistant Director John Mac Innis said, “We’re going to have a lot of volunteers out. We have a nice menu from Claw Daddy’s, fried turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy.”
They have a lot to be thankful for. This traditional feast is 32 years and going strong, after almost skipping last year’s Thanksgiving dinner, that is until divine intervention of sorts stepped in. Gulf Coast Rescue Mission Director Reverend Tom Mims said, “I was the man that was like oh, me, of little faith. The cook and I decided we just couldn’t do it. It broke my wife’s heart. She took it over and she fed 300 folk last year at Thanksgiving.”
This year, the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission is expecting to feed between 500 and 700 people and everyone is invited to come on out and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Tammy Mims with the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission said, “We’re looking forward to a great time of food, fun, and fellowship, as the old saying goes. Like they say, come one, come all.”
While the meal may soon be over, there are some things that last and never fade away as evidenced by the rainbow that hung overhead during the September 2016 fire at the mission, a reminder that rain, fire, or shine: some promises hold true. This is something to be thankful for year round. “That was such a special moment and we did hug. The rainbow is a good promise and we thank God for that.”
The Gulf Coast Rescue Mission is located at 2750 Mission Lane in Biloxi. Tomorrow’s meal will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Categories: Local News, News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *