ROME, N.Y- The Kitchen in the Rome Rescue mission was busy as volunteers prepared dinner for those in need. A full course meal was served today. The mission also delivered an estimated 150 meals throughout the community.
One of the volunteers was Karra Bretscher. She was homeless for two years and now is helping the mission the same way they helped her during her time of need.
"I came here and they helped me get back on my feet. Now I come here to give back to them. They've done a lot for me, they help everybody," said Bretscher.
Rescue mission director Matt Miller says that Easter is a big holiday for them.
"Our community is just so caring and giving and Easter is a big deal. That's right there's more focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas. But there is a belief in this city and the surrounding community that Easter is a major holiday for the Christian community," said Miller.
Many of the volunteers taking time away from their own families to help with what they can. Executive Director Miller says the volunteers are the best within our community.
"The best of the best of Rome, Utica, and the surrounding areas. There are so many caring people and we are just always in awe of their generosity, their time, their resources, and we wouldn't be able to do anything without that. So we just wanted to say thank you to all of the community that supports us," said Miller.