The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, will host the sixth annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival on Wednesday, from 12–2 p.m. at The Salvation Army at 800 McCallie Ave. The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to over 600 homebound neighbors on Thanksgiving Day.
"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," said 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. We still have hundreds of Angels needing to be adopted and with the cold temperatures hitting our area, we have had to open cold weather shelter for the homeless and low income folks are needing space heaters and monetary assistance for utility bills."
All are welcome to attend the Festival, on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, from 12–2 p.m., at The Salvation Army at 800 McCallie Ave. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be on the menu and there will be lots of fun and fall festival type of games. For more information about The Salvation Army's programs, to make a donation, or volunteer opportunities please visit www.csarmy.org or call 423 756-1023.