Salvation Army Expects To Feed Over 1,000 In Next 2 Days

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, will host the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Carnival on Wednesday from 12-3 p.m. at 800 McCallie Ave.  The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to homebound neighbors on Thanksgiving Day.  Last year over 700 meals were served at The Thanksgiving Eve Carnival and 400 were served on Thanksgiving Day between shelter residents and homebound deliveries.  The Salvation Army expects the numbers to be close to the same as last year. 

“We know people have been seriously affected by the economy over the past few years, yet we are grateful to those generous friends in our community who have provided faithful support for struggling families and individuals,” says Major Al Newsome, area commander of The Salvation Army.  “But unfortunately, the needs continue to present themselves, and the amount of public support is just not keeping up.” 

All are welcome to attend the Carnival. For more information about The Salvation Army’s programs, to make a donation, or volunteer opportunities visit www.csarmy.org or call 756-1023. 



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