Hundreds attend Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

Hundreds attend Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

- Thousands of plates of Thanksgiving Day meals were given away at the Salvation Army auditorium on Orlando.

Hesseltine has been volunteering with the Salvation Army since he was young and helped his father.

Each day, the Salvation Army serves dinner to about 75 people, but on Thursday, that number could double.

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Numerous volunteers, like JoAnn Wilson and her family, have helped for many years.

"I am thankful for being sent here to this community". He's black and white.

TUCSON-Turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings is what the Salvation Army prepared today. They're expecting to feed more than 1,000 mouths, but the people holding the serving spoons love to do it.

It's not just a meal but a celebration of the whole holiday. They spent the day cutting almost 200 cakes into slices to serve with the meal.

Organizers said about fifty people volunteered to make the meal happen.

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Hundreds attend Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

Another free Thanksgiving meal will be served on Friday for Shiprock residents.

Though the meals are available to anyone who wishes to attend, as no ticket or application is required, Gross says it's especially heartwarming to see families in need, as well as kupuna who might not otherwise have that kind of opportunity, enjoying themselves.

Clark and Paige's family had never met before Thanksgiving day.

It's not always easy to tell who is who. Any extra turkeys will be stored in The Salvation Army's food pantry. "It's a way of getting out there and letting them know people in the community are here".

Thanksgiving is here but not everyone has the privilege of looking forward to a home-cooked meal with their family.

What was Fay thankful for? "I really appreciate this", Clark said. "It was a good lesson for me". Robinson said, referring to her toddler son. "They care about the actual person".

Smith found herself destitute when she and her husband both lost their jobs in the aircraft manufacturing industry.

Also lined up volunteers like the Dallas Cowboys Fans of Tucson Fan For Life Club.

He'd been up since 3 a.m. and in The Salvation Army kitchen since 6. So, if you know anyone who has been thinking "how can I get a free thanksgiving dinner near me?" then we have a few suggestions on where to go for a free Thanksgiving dinner.

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