Volunteer at the New Orleans Mission on Thanksgiving: No one should go hungry at Thanksgiving or any other day of the year.

For those of us who have much to be grateful for, Thanksgiving is an excellent time to show our gratitude by giving back and helping pack and distribute food baskets and prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals. Volunteering the day of Thanksgiving is a great to spend the holiday if you don’t have family nearby to stuff your face with. If you’re lucky enough to have a house full of extended family there are plenty of ways you can give back to the community before Turkey arrives.

F79C2904-150E-4567-BEBA-4FC2C41BA815Thanksgiving is a time that we need to come together with the community to share with those in our city who have little. At the New Orleans Mission, Giving Hope Retreat & Lynhaven Retreat anticipate, as always, hundreds of men, women and families that will be depending on a Thanksgiving meal at there.
Too many are hurting and hungry with little hope in our community. However, for the price of a single hamburger, you can provide a complete Thanksgiving meal! That is a full meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the trimmings, followed by pumpkin pie and coffee for $2.99.41ACB15C-567C-4AB5-A97F-326348D93A2D
Together you and I can make Thanksgiving a good day for the many men, women, and children that come for a Thanksgiving meal. Help the New Orleans Mission, Giving Hope Retreat & Lynhaven Retreat make this Thanksgiving bring hope to all those hurting as we celebrate what we have to be thankful for.C4AE34AB-989F-40B5-BCC5-4BEC2B39704E
Please join the New Orleans Mission, Giving Hope Retreat & Lynhaven Retreat.Your support will encourage those that need it most.
May God bless you, and thank you for caring about those less fortunate in our city.

CONTACT US NEW ORLEANS MISSION SHELTER 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 MAILING ADDRESSES 1134 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113 P.O. Box 56565, New Orleans, LA 70156 EMERGENCY HOTLINE 504-638-5434
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Native of New Orleans, who endured 20yrs cruel Minnesota Cold, I decided at 42yrs old it was time to pack up my then 6yr old and come back to my roots. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a preterm 2lb baby girl born with a disability. With the help of my mother who had her own struggles. We survived the obstacles laid before us. I'm the proud mother of three children with two failed adoptions, as well as a grandmother of three, two grandsons and a granddaughter. I survived two abusive marriages. I successfully ran a soulfood restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I started creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul.  He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute.  I put my all into my cake business over the years as House of Cakes was started right out of my house in honor of him. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, foster/adoptive mother at that, being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me in a sense; but most of it poisoned my heart and soul. I had a broken heart and I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home,  myself, my New Orleans. I'm here and I'm loving it. Even being in the so called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up! I'm down in the boot, but I know I have a nice floppy hat awaiting my destiny...

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