Charlotte Rescue Mission short on homemade dessert donations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Preparations have been underway all week at Charlotte Rescue Mission as they get ready to host and feed hundreds on Thanksgiving.

"We've been cooking for 10 days," said Executive Director Tony Marciano. "Over 100 turkeys for tomorrow."

The donations are piled high with full storage rooms packed. Still, there's one food group in particular that Marciano says is lacking.

"Two homemade baked desserts," Marciano said.  "I need this table overflowing with homemade baked desserts."

Marciano wants the guests for tomorrow's meals to have a full spread of dessert options. One of the two homemade baked desserts that they did receive, had a note attached to it.

"It says 'Happy Thanksgiving to all,'" Marciano said. "And the next sentence really touched me: This was made with love."

Marciano's confident that donations like this will continue to pour in. He says the Queen City always comes through.

"This is when the community steps up to help other members of our community and make it just a real special Thanksgiving holiday," Marciano said. 

So there's still plenty of time to bring those homemade desserts by. Breakfast isn't served until tomorrow at 6:30 a.m.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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