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Salvation Army serving meals on Thanksgiving

Salvation Army serving meals on Thanksgiving

Thursday's "event is a great demonstration of one of the many meanings of Thanksgiving in the CNMI", said Tyrell Pauling of the Salvation Army advisory council.

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

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

The Salvation Army in Springfield served 255 people here at Harbor House today for their annual community Thanksgiving lunch.

"We have a lot of volunteers this year, so we chose to do this a little differently", Jackson said.

Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 32,000 hot meals, 12,000 nights of lodging and financial assistance to more than 6,000 people. She says so far on the first of three sign up days, just under 160 people have put their names on the list.




"It's very nice, it's a good feeling, I think it's a wonderful thing that they do for people".

"I've been given so much, now it's time for me to do it", said volunteer John Cannady.

"This is our second year", said Woodard.

On Wednesday night, he said their volunteers started preparing food for 200 individuals in Kagman, 200 in Koblerville, 50 in Chalan Kanoa and for home-bound recipients.

The contributions made to the Red Kettle Campaign helps fund these and other programs supported by the Salvation Army. "Every year I come, and I always get the prettiest one. We want to make sure that my kids understand what we have and take care of each other and the community".

Lanier helps organize the volunteers, whether they be from church groups, civic clubs, businesses or something else entirely. "I don't have family here I have family in California so this is my second family", said Lockett.

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