Capital City Rescue Mission helps those in need with 4th of July picnic

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ALBANY – Volunteers at the Capital City Rescue Mission made sure those in need had a chance to enjoy Independence Day, with their annual picnic.

"We do it because if we didn’t do it for the needy that we see and the homeless, they wouldn’t have any place to be," said Capital City Rescue Mission Executive Director Perry Jones. "They would just be wandering, and they wouldn’t have a place to celebrate. They wouldn’t have a place to feel like they have a family, and this is really what it’s about. Being a family for the holidays."

The picnic featured 24 pounds of macaroni, 70 pounds of beans, 60 watermelons and enough hot dogs and hamburgers to feed around 200 people.

"We do that just to help anyone that walks in here you know to feel like home and everybody gets something to eat," said Capital City Rescue Mission Executive Chef Max Ansong.