The 7th annual “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Nashville Rescue Mission, and country star Tracy Lawrence hopes local will help the mission by donating an estimated 1,000 turkeys that will be result in 5,000 meals for Middle Tennessee’s homeless this Thanksgiving season.
According to a Nov. 14 communication from the singer’s PR camp, the local rescue mission has received only a small amount of turkey donations to date. In turn, hit-maker and sometime-actor Lawrence is urging all to take frozen turkeys, cash donations and clothing to the organization for drop off.
Established in 2006, the Tracy Lawrence “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry has resulted in nearly 6,000 turkeys for the facility and provided 35,000-plus meals to help the Nashville Rescue Mission feed the area’s homeless.
“The Nashville Rescue Mission is a blessing to our community,” Lawrence told rootshed.com via an email correspondence. “Each year I am humbled by the outpouring of support from friends who give their time to be part of the Turkey Fry. This special day allows us the opportunity to help raise awareness of the great services the mission provides everyday to the homeless and those in need.”
The 2012 Turkey Fry will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in the parking lot of the Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette St., in Nashville. Volunteer Lawrence–whose brand-new single is “Stop, Drop and Roll”–said his goal is to fry more than 500 turkeys for the homeless and hungry during this year’s annual event.
Each year, the Wilson County-based Lawrence gets a little help from entertainment and sports celebrity friends to prepare food and fry turkeys. In years past, the endeavor has been aided by some of music finest–from as Jason Aldean, John Rich, 3 Doors Down front man Brad Arnold, and Restless Heart, to sports celebs such as Tennessee Titans Rob Bironas, Daniel Graham, and Jordan Babinaeux, all of whom have donated and prepared turkeys to the event.
Per organizers, this year’s event will include Tennessee Titan playerBironas and the Tennessee Titan Cheerleaders. Although admission to the event is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated.
- Video views: To see a documentary-style video that tells the story of how important the Nashville Rescue Mission’s work is to the community, please access the video embedded on the left side of this post. And to view one of Lawrence’s chart-topping songs, please access this music clip.