DENVER-** Rookie wide receiver Isaiah Burse teamed up with the Denver Rescue Mission on Tuesday to help distribute 2,000 Thanksgiving meals to pre-registered families on Tuesday morning.
This is the second year the Mission has distributed these Thanksgiving meal boxes, which comprise cans of corn, oranges, cranberry sauce and yams, pumpkin pie filling and a box of stuffing. The recipients also received "ready-to-cook" turkeys and potatoes.
"It's a beautiful thing, it's great," Burse said of the event. "Just to see all these families come through. The kids, it's really about the kids. The kids just smile from ear to ear and just driving by and they're just so excited that a Bronco is actually giving them the turkey. Like I said this is a beautiful event, it's all about making these families happy. I'm glad they have something to eat come Thanksgiving time."
The Denver Rescue Mission and Isaiah Burse distributed 2,000 Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday morning.
The Denver Rescue Mission works to help homeless and poor people in their time of need through a variety of projects.
President/CEO of the Mission Brad Meuli said the organization works to help people when they are at their lowest. He said having Burse out in the community and helping those struggling shows them that they are cared for.
"It's why I get to come to work every day, it makes you just want to keep doing it," Meuli said of the community coming together to help those in need. "We wouldn't be able to do it without this wonderful community we live in, the Denver Rescue Mission has been around for 122 years. But again we're so reliant on the community and I continue to be so impressed and frankly blessed by the community we live in."
Burse said being a part of such a special event was "heartwarming."
"These people are happy and I know they're going to go home and think about this all day and that's what it's all about," Burse said.