Local Rescue Mission Set to Host Final Christmas Banquet Before Relocation of Men’s Center
Orlando, FL – Orlando Union Rescue Mission (OURM) is set to host one final Christmas Banquet
at its current Men’s Center. The event comes three years after the Orlando Magic and OURM
reached an agreement to purchase the land at the corner of Central Boulevard and Division
Street to make way for the NBA team’s $200 million entertainment complex. Only days ago,
OURM president and CEO Fred B. Clayton announced plans to renovate the former Parkwood
Inn on W. Colonial drive into a 200-bed facility. The new Men’s Home location will offer 80 more
beds than the old site and will feature a newly constructed, 2,000-square-foot chapel.
The Mission’s annual Christmas Banquet is free and open to anyone in need. Staff members and
volunteers expect to serve between 600 and 800 meals. On the menu: ham, yams, green beans,
rolls, and an assortment of desserts. In addition to a hot meal, Banquet guests will receive other
essentials, all donated by local individuals, schools, churches, and businesses.
When: Friday, December 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Notes: Interview opportunities available with Orlando Union Rescue Mission President/CEO, banquet
guests, and event volunteers.
Where: OURM Men’s Center- 410 West Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 (parking on street directly in
front of Men’s Division will be reserved for media and marked with cones)
Founded in 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3), faith-based organization
providing food, shelter, clothing, and rehabilitative programs to destitute and homeless men,
women, and children. www.ourm.org
For additional information pertaining to this release, please contact Tanneka Guice at (407) 422-
4855 ext: 1119; (407) 690-2524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.