Los Angeles, CA Feeding the Homeless Event: Union Rescue Mission (URM) is kicking off the holiday season early this year with a free street festival on Saturday, November 18, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 545 South San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles. URM will fry 100 turkeys festival will be staffed with 400 volunteers who are expected to serve approximately 4,000 homeless men, women and children with the fried turkeys along with: 420 roasted turkeys; 200 pounds of mashed potatoes; 200 pounds of stuffing; 400 pounds of vegetables; 5,000 dinner rolls; 80 gallons of gravy; 80 cases of pre scooped ice cream; 600 pumpkin pies; 15 cases of cranberry sauce.
Joining the volunteers that morning will be celebrities such as Tia and Tamera Mowry and their brother Tahj. Also attending is actor William Sanderson. Additionally, there will be performances by the vocal group CitySound from Bel Air Presbyterian Church and singer/song writer Javen Campbell. To bring extra holiday enjoyment and cheer, URM will set up a Kid’s Zone with pony rides, inflatable bouncers, a trackless train ride, popcorn and cotton candy stands for the children. URM will also give away a number of raffle items during the event, including gift certificates and bags with hygiene items, socks and t-shirts. Each November URM spreads the word about the Thanksgiving celebration through the distribution of hundreds of flyers, posters and invitations to the Skid Row community. URM will even supply local patrolling LAPD officers with invitations to pass out.
For more information, please visit http://www.unionrescuemission.org.