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East Texas Rescue Mission starts off Thanksgiving holiday with free meal

Thanksgiving dinner came early for dozens of East Texans today thanks to a new non-profit organization.

East Texas Rescue Mission opened its doors last month. The Christian based non-profit is a shelter and educational facility for homeless men.

Today, however, everyone was invited for a free, hot Thanksgiving meal.

"This is what it's all about, seeing the smiling faces. It's Thanksgiving, the holiday season and what we have found is that not only a lot of individuals, men and children, but collectively as a family this is a hard time emotionally and it we can make a difference by doing something this as a family then it's really worth it," said Tony Chung, the president of the organization.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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