Salvation Army feeds the hungry in Savannah on Thanksgiving

Salvation Army feeds the hungry in Savannah on Thanksgiving

Salvation Army feeds the hungry in Savannah on Thanksgiving

This year's event was held Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.at the Salvation Army Headquarters on Allen Road in Tallahassee.

Gratitude filled the room as sweet potato, cornbread and turkey filled the bellies of dozens of people fighting different storms.

It's expected that about 300 to 500 meals will be served.

Donations by check may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

"We still have people coming in saying they didn't know we were here", said Bethany Woodard, service extension director.

The Lynchburg Salvation Army is preparing to serve a special Thanksgiving meal to the community on Thursday.

"The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign has been a rich tradition for over 125 years", Kristensen said.

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"I hope that it gives my kids the message that it's a good thing to help people out that's in need", said Walker.

People can also sign up online by going to http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/danvillevacorp/ and clicking on "Adopt an Angel", Jackson said.

The contributions made to the Red Kettle Campaign helps fund these and other programs supported by the Salvation Army. "Charlottesville is a really great town, so I think we're all doing what we can".

"Thanksgiving is just the beginning of our work in the community", he said.

He'll get his Thanksgiving with his family, but not before helping with these ones.

"It started with parents who have very big hearts who then continued this day to teach, not only each of their daughters, but now their grandchildren, what giving back to the community is all about", Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes said. Now she's 13 and they are still volunteering each Thanksgiving Day.

His daughter Jazmine said "It means that I can help someone in need because everyone gets the feeeling of love and togetherness".

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