Casper homeless shelter celebrates Veterans Day

Wyoming Rescue Mission honors veterans with a special dinner.
Published: Nov. 14, 2020 at 11:45 AM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming Rescue Mission has served many veterans throughout the years, and they currently house seven veterans. They wanted to cook up something special for veterans on Veterans Day.

The kitchen prepared a special dinner for veterans. At the shelter, women usually get to fix their plates first, but veterans were allowed to cut the line on Wednesday.

Wyoming Rescue Mission looks forward to doing something special on Veterans Day every year, and they’ve been hosting a special dinner for them for at least the past 20 years.

“Our love of our country motivates us to do this, but every single thing we do comes back down to our guests," Wyoming Rescue Mission’s Marketing and Events Manager Jenny Stedillie said. “We want to honor them in any and every way we can, and so this is the least that we can do by serving them a special dinner for all of the sacrifices that they made.”

Veterans could be seen smiling and laughing as they waited for the kitchen to get the night’s main course just right. The gesture was not lost on one veteran in particular.

“Not only does the Wyoming Rescue Mission give me a place to live and food to eat, but they recognize the people who have sacrificed,” said Matthew Fiscus, a Desert Storm combat veteran and member of Wyoming Rescue Mission’s discipleship program.

Wyoming Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit serving Natrona County and Wyoming. To learn more about them and their mission, visit their website here.

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