Sound Tigers assist Bridgeport Rescue Mission in coat and turkey giveaway

(AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is giving out turkeys and all the fixings this week to 3,200 families in need.

It’s also giving them winter coats.

The massive operation is taking place at Webster Bank Arena. Some hockey players from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers helped out on Thursday afternoon.

“For some of these families, this is a tremendous blessing because they would not be able to sit down to a Thanksgiving meal with their family if it were not for The Great ThanksGiving Project,” explained Donna Romano of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Related Content: News 8’s Forecast to End Hunger Food Drive

News 8 is teaming up with the Connecticut Food Bank to help the less fortunate this holiday season. Our Forecast to Help End Hunger Food Drive is Saturday.

We’ll be at the ShopRite in East Haven from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. collecting frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items. We hope you can come by!

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