Salvation Army Thanksgiving Meals

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Meals

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by Victoria Taylor

 Thanksgiving is a busy time for Holiday travel, but not everyone has the opportunity to be out and about. This year, the Salvation Army made a special Thanksgiving feast for those with limited mobility.

The local nonprofit wokred to build Thanksgiving meals complete with turkey, sides and dessert to hand deliver to over 500 Anchorage residents.

All of the meals were prepared and packed early Thanksgivng morning by volunteers. The meals were then put into coolers and driven to their destinations across town. "We thought that we would focus on a group of individuals that would not be able to have a Thanksgiving meal because they can't get out to those sit down meals and they may not have friends or family they can go to," said Major George Baker with the Salvation Army.

Many volunteers made the Thanksgiving meals on wheels a family affair, "it'll be nice to see families celebrating with these folks that are just singles and couples that're maybe alone on the holiday and to be able to share a little bit of family with them," said volunteer Amie Haakenson who alongside her husband and two daughters delievered multiple meals in the midtown area.

The Salvation Army delivered a total of five hundred and ten meals this year, up from just over three hundred and fifty last year.
 

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Irving Schwartzgard said on Friday, Nov 23 at 3:34 PM

Here's one charity you very rarely if EVER hear anything bad about. It is good to know that there is SOMEONE you can turn to for help without any strings AND when you donate money you know where it goes!

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