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Dozens of people in York County put any weather woes aside to feed those looking for a little extra holiday cheer.  For 40 years, the York Rescue Mission has provided folks with a box full of Thanksgiving treats.  Nearly 2,000 people received a hearty box filled with holiday staples, like turkey and potatoes.  Some travel to the York Rescue Mission by foot to receive their treats, while others wait for a holiday helper to make a very fulfilling delivery.

It wasn’t the driest of ways to spend the wet day…either way, the day’s filled with warmth.

Laura Trumpower says, “It’s a good feeling at the end of the day, well worth the time.”

Trumpower and her co-workers Keith Brown are delivering Thanksgiving meals to people who are handicap or struggling financially.

Trumpower says, “Many are very gracious, they say bless you and wish us happy holidays as well.  Sometimes we take it in and set it on the table for them.  Other times they’ll take it, some expect us and some are surprised.”

They’re delivering 13 boxes of food as part of the York Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving Basket Outreach.

Meanwhile, inside the mission, helpers are hustling to pack care packages for 1,000 people.

Dianne Smeigh works in public relations with the York Rescue Mission.

She says, “People are in need and we try to help where we can and try to get them back on their feet.  They are so handicap but most of the people just need that extra helping hand.”

The act of kindness is made possible thanks to your donations and a food drive.  If you’d like to help, contact the York Rescue Mission.