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Rescue Mission Serves 300+ on Christmas Day

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BILLINGS, Mont. - More than 100 volunteers served the Billings community on Christmas Day at the Montana Rescue Mission.

Around 300 Billings residents ate a warm meal consisting of mainly hot ham, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and stuffing. A special holiday meal for the underprivileged has been a MRM tradition for more than a half century.

Volunteer Coordinator Rich Lutton said so many people offered to volunteer that they turned some volunteers away -- proof that Billings is a very caring place to live.

"The people just give their time and energy to come down and serve other people," Lutton said. "Even in the midst of a great snow storm, and slippery roads, we still had people out delivering meals, and taking them out to people who really need them.

"It just shows a lot about Billings commitment to the less fortunate."

"They got a pretty good program here," said Billings resident Robert Thomas. "I've lived in other states, and they never have anything like they do have here."