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Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving dinner to local residents

Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 16:52:13-05

The Salvation Army showed the true meaning of Thanksgiving by providing dinner for their residents and was also open to the public.

Volunteers and organizers prepared the meals since 4:30 a.m. the previous morning. They were prepared to serve between three hundred to seven hundred people and welcomed anyone who didn’t have a place to call home.

The Salvation Army wants to continue to offer a safe and uplifting environment for anyone who would like to go to their shelter.

“We want to make sure that we provide an environment where people can still experience a good home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, a place where they are welcomed, where they are loved, in a safe environment,” said Patrick Gesner, Commanding Chief for the Salvation Army in the Coastal Bend.

Their next event will be a make-up day for individuals to register for their Angel tree program on December 1st. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page or call 361-884-9497.