November 24, 2005
For those less fortunate this Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army cam through yet again, and dozens of volunteers made it all possible.
"I always come here for Thanksgiving," said Richmond Henry.
Henry is one of the many people who came into the Salvation Army for a home cooked Thanksgiving meal. They fed nearly a hundred people all the fixings including green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and lots and lots of gravy to put on top of the turkey.
Almost 40 people volunteered their time to make and serve the donated food to those who wouldn't have had a Thanksgiving meal otherwise.
"It's fun. You get to help people," said Alex Williams, a volunteer.
"I get to hang out with my family, while helping people out who can't really have a Thanksgiving," said Phil Schustek, another volunteer.
That is why some residents feel the Salvation Army is a blessing.
"They bless you and they feed you and they give you what they have. Anything you want, what they got, they give it to you," said Mary Lewis, a resident of the Salvation Army.
To Mary Lewis, the staff mean more to her than just anything. "This is my family. When I need a family, this is my family," she explained.
Family is what Thanksgiving is all about. I t's a day to be thankful for what you have and what you can share with others.
"I'm going to take home some leftovers," said Henry.
The Salvation Army had plenty of food leftover from lunch, so they served a second Thanksgiving meal for dinner.