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Tracy Lawrence  (12/1/2013)

Especially during this time of year, we remember all that we are thankful for and consider those who are less fortunate. In an effort to give back to those in need, Blue Rhino partnered again with Tracy Lawrence in support of the 8th annual “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Lawrence, an award-winning, multi-platinum country recording artist, hosts the event to raise money, increase awareness and provide food for the Nashville Rescue Mission.

“Nashville Rescue Mission is a blessing to our community,” says Lawrence. “Each year I am humbled by the outpouring of support from friends who give their time to be part of the Turkey Fry. This special day allows us the opportunity to help raise awareness of the great services the Mission provides everyday to the homeless and those in need.”

To cook the turkeys, Blue Rhino provided the propane tanks needed to power the turkey fryers. More than 500 turkeys were fried up over the course of the day – that’s a lot of turkeys and propane!

The turkey fry is always free, open to the public and held at the Nashville Rescue Mission in downtown Nashville at 639 Lafayette Street. It’s one of those events where you never know who you might meet (or bump into). This year he was joined by the Roys, Chad Warrix, Rick Huckaby and Rachel Bradshaw, as well as members of the Tennessee Titans, the Titans cheerleaders and the US Coast Guard.

“This event is one of my favorites of the year. It’s a true and heartfelt gesture by all; I’m in awe each year of the support from my friends and the community who come out to lend a hand, make a donation, and fry up some turkeys,” said Lawrence.

Since “Mission Possible” began in 2006, more than 6,000 turkeys and over 35,000 meals have been prepared for the homeless, with funds of over $100,000 raised. Blue Rhino is honored to be a part of the turkey fry and help make an impact in the fight against homelessness and hunger. For more information and to donate in support of “Mission Possible,” please visit the Nashville Rescue Mission’s website.

There are also many ways to get involved and support programs in your local area. Visit the United Way's website to find organizations near you.