From LOL: Light of Life Rescue Mission, a faith-based non-profit serving Greater Pittsburgh, served over 1,000 turkey dinners during last week’s Thanksgiving Day festivities to homeless and those too poor to afford a meal.
More than 100 volunteers, including Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, served the meals at the Northside Mission from noon – 6 p.m. Volunteers also assisted in a coat giveaway and delivered turkey dinners to over a dozen area senior care facilities.
“We are overwhelmed with the support and turn-out we received this Thanksgiving,” said Light of Life Executive Director, Craig Schweiger. “As we enter the biggest shopping weekend of the year, we ask that people continue to think of those less fortunate by simply picking up a pair of socks, knit hats or gloves, or a toiletry item while they are already out shopping. We tend to take items like these for granted, but it’s a big help to us at the Mission and it is just one more way to make a difference without writing a check. No donation or amount of volunteer time is too small for those in need,” added Schweiger.