State leaders help Wyoming Rescue Mission serve Thanksgiving meals

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) On a cold Thanksgiving Eve, a warm meal can truly make a difference.This is the second year Wyoming Rescue Mission has hosted a Thanksgiving meal in their new facility. State representatives and members of the community helped WRM serve those in need.

"I think it's a rare opportunity for us. I don't feel like we're giving back, just helping," Rep. Pat Sweeney, R-Natrona, said.

Meal preparation began Sunday and WRM planned on feeding about two hundred people. Servers included former Wyoming Governor Mike Sullivan who said this defines Casper.

"It's what Casper is about. Casper is a very supportive community for all kinds of nonprofit organizations and this is just one of them. You can really see the difference that you can make," Sullivan said.

"This is exactly what our community and state are doing right now for these folks in need. That our state legislature and former Governor would come by, it's pretty amazing," Brad Hopkins, WRM executive director, said.

WRM also provided meals for people in the community who could not make it to Wednesdays lunch.