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Montana Rescue Mission volunteers deliver dozens of Christmas meals

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MRM Volunteers prepare Christmas meal delivery (MTN News photo) MRM Volunteers prepare Christmas meal delivery (MTN News photo)
Rockwell Family (from left: Alexa, Marlo, Macy, Skylar, Coleman), MRM Christmas meal delivery volunteers (MTN News photo) Rockwell Family (from left: Alexa, Marlo, Macy, Skylar, Coleman), MRM Christmas meal delivery volunteers (MTN News photo)

In addition to serving up Christmas dinners, the Montana Rescue Mission was also busy delivering meals.

Dozens of volunteers held off their Christmas celebrations for a little while to serve others.

Hours before the annual feast Friday, volunteers braved the snow and slick roads to pick up meals at the Mission for delivery around the community to those who are homebound or shut in. 

Families received a warm and hearty meal of turkey, ham, chestnut and cranberry stuffing, roasted winter vegetables, string beans and rolls.

The Rockwell family has been delivering meals for the Mission almost a decade now and said it's not only a family tradition for them, but it's a way for them to give back to the community. 

"It's just really important for our family to give back to the community on a day like this,” said Alexa Rockwell. “ We think that Jesus is the reason for the season, and want to make sure that we're kind of keeping things in perspective and doing things that can help other people on Christmas is important to us."

“We are all excited to serve and to kind of keep things in perspective when we get home,” said Alexa's Dad, Coleman Rockwell. “It’s just a good family tradition."

Montana Rescue Mission Public Relations Manger Denise Smith said the community’s support has been overwhelming.

"We had over a 100 phone calls overnight, so we're really excited about all the volunteers. We have a 110 volunteers that are helping us with deliveries, and in the dining room.  It's just an outpouring of support from this community."

Almost 300 meals were delivered on Christmas Day by Montana Rescue Mission volunteers to several families in Billings and surrounding communities.

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