PICKENS COUNTY — Miracle Hill Ministries, Upstate South Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive provider of services to the homeless, has launched its fall Feed the Homeless Campaign, an eight-week fundraising effort which will culminate with the 10th annual Ellis & Bradley Miracle Hill Great Possible Turkey Fry on Nov. 22, the state’s largest one day turkey fry event.
According to the 2016 South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless Point in Time Count, an estimated 5,050 persons are experiencing homelessness in South Carolina, with the largest proportion residing in the Upstate. Greenville County has the largest homeless population and Spartanburg County the fourth largest.
In partnership with WSSL 100, the Turkey Fry will be held at Miracle Hill’s Spartanburg Rescue Mission, located at 189 N. Forest St.
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, more than 150 volunteers will gather to fry and smoke 500 turkeys and prepare side dishes to feed the guests in Miracle Hill’s nine homeless shelters as well as families in need in the community.
The Feed the Homeless Campaign goal is to raise $150,000 to feed and shelter the children, women and men residing at Miracle Hill through the end of the year. A $25 Turkey Ticket will provide meals and shelter for one person for one day.
“Our goal at Miracle Hill is to not only provide food and shelter for the nearly 600 children and adults we serve every day, but to provide the life-changing counseling and support services that will help them make a fresh start and move toward stability,” said Bryce Norton, Miracle Hill Ministries’ president/CEO. “By giving and being a part of our Feed the Homeless Campaign, people can actively participate in restoring a life.”
The community can get involved in the campaign by becoming an event partner, donating needed items, volunteering at the event or purchasing Turkey Tickets. For more information and to donate, visit www.MiracleHill.org/Turkey-Fry or call 864-268-4357.
Miracle Hill helps hurting people become whole. Serving the Upstate since 1937, programs include rescue shelters for the homeless, residential addiction recovery, shelters for children, family support services, and foster care.
Miracle Hill’s nine thrift stores provide employment opportunities for the community as well as Miracle Hill guests transitioning out of programs.
For more information about Miracle Hill, visit www.MiracleHill.org or call 864-268-4357.