Tuesday is Turkey Day for Nashville Rescue Mission

Tuesday is Turkey Day for Nashville Rescue Mission

The Boedecker Foundation donates 700 turkeys to feed the homeless

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Boedecker Foundation donated 700 turkeys to the Nashville Rescue Mission in Nashville, Tenn., for its Thanksgiving turkey fry to help ensure no one is turned away from the Thanksgiving meal.

“[Mr. Boedecker’s] gift will enable us to serve a wonderful meal to over 7,000 men, women and children over the holidays. Our ability to reach out to the least fortunate of our community is made possible only through the generosity of those who care, such as the Boedecker Foundation,” Glenn Cranfield, National Rescue Mission president and CEO, said.

Boedecker is principal founder of the Boulder-based footwear company Crocs, Inc. He founded the Boedecker Foundation in 2009, channeling his philanthropy into four initiatives: youth development, family and community development, education, and health and wellness.

Country music artist Tracy Lawrence started the Mission Possible Turkey Fry Day six years ago. Since its inception, the Nashville Rescue Mission has collected more than 6,000 turkeys, served more than 75,000 meals to the homeless and raised more than $100,000. This year’s Mission Possible Turkey Fry Day will take place at the Nashville Rescue Mission (639 Lafayette Street) on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.