GREENVILLE, SC (October 24, 2017) – Miracle Hill Ministries, Upstate South Carolina’s most comprehensive provider of services to the homeless, has begun preparations for the 11th annual Great Possible Turkey Fry on November 21, 2017, the largest of its kind in the state of South Carolina. In conjunction with the event, the non-profit will also kick off its “Thanks for Giving Food and Care Campaign” with a Golden Ticket Surprise.
During the first week of November, participating local retailers and restaurants in downtown Greenville, Spartanburg and Gaffney will randomly give away a Golden Turkey Ticket, redeemable for $25, that winners can either keep for themselves, pass on to someone else, or pay forward to someone in need.
“People want to be generous and give back to their community,” said Lynsie Crespo, Event Coordinator. “Our hope is that the Golden Ticket Surprise will encourage people all across the Upstate to get creative and intentional with their giving and inspire others to do the same.”
The Great Possible 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 shelters, Miracle Hill foster families, and other families in need in the community.
The organization expects to feed up to 10,000 people — 2,000 in Miracle Hill’s seven homeless shelters and two addiction recovery centers plus 2,000 impoverished Upstate families (an additional 8,000 people). The Thanks for Giving Food & Care Campaign goal is to raise $250,000 to provide ongoing care for the children, women and men residing at Miracle Hill. Each day, Miracle Hill provides comprehensive, life-transforming care for more than 650 people.
The community can participate in the Turkey Fry and 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/TurkeyFry, text “GIVE” to 864.578.0054 or call 864.268.4357.