"I'm glad we found the Milwaukee Rescue Mission because I think God has a reason for me to be here. I get a new start in 2014."
February 2014 Soup for your Soul
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by Patrick H. Vanderburgh, Executive Director
For the past quarter of a century, I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving with my family here at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. I really can’t imagine celebrating this holiday anywhere else, and I’m sure that the dozens of staff and volunteers who have been “regulars” at our annual celebration would share my sentiment.
I know that might seem strange. Some might think that a homeless shelter would be the last place that you’d want to celebrate a holiday that is centered on thanks and blessing. But to join with the hundreds of guests and volunteers that come together here every fourth Thursday in November to give thanks to God together, MRM is simply the place to be! Our uniquely American holiday was born in the hearts and minds of men and women who knew the meaning of thanks not for their circumstances, but in spite of them.