Salvation Army Hosts Thanksgiving Lunch

November 28, 2013

It's all about giving back at the Salvation Army in Charlottesville, and Thursday many came out to give thanks.

“It feels really good to do that,” says Heather Cason, volunteer for the Salvation Army. “To meet wonderful people and to come out and be a part of a community that gives back is important and to make new friends and all that good stuff.”

On a day when people are celebrating at home with their families, volunteers at the Salvation Army are out serving families, eager to get a warm meal on Thanksgiving.

“I do it to pay back for all of the things I'm thankful for and to just give back to the community,” says Cason.

Members of the fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, also volunteered to help serve those in the community

“We offer service to our community and this is one opportunity to do that,” says Kenny Leatherwood from Kappa Alpha Psi Alumnae Chapter. “This time of the year, of course, is very special for everyone and this is an opportunity to give back to community and be a part of greater Charlottesville.

Volunteers of all ages came to give a helping hand, thankful for the opportunity to give back.

"I'm thankful for my family," says Miniya Hedgeman, junior volunteer.

Those that came out to get a meal on Thanksgiving know that they can always turn to the volunteers at the Salvation Army for a helping hand.

“I’m thankful for being alive and having people that care and having family that loves you, all that,” says one man who came in to get a hot meal on Thanksgiving.

Ham, turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes were piled on plates, all to help warm the hearts and bellies of people in need.

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