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Thanksgiving Dinner for the Needy

Ryan Cody
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX -Hundreds of local needy people didn't have to worry if they would eat Thanksgiving dinner today. For the 105th straight year the Amarillo Salvation Army served Thanksgiving dinner to the local less-fortunate.

"The fact is we couldn't do this without the community. So the fact that they come out year after year says the most to me." says Major Tim Grider of the Amarillo Salvation Army. This year 112 volunteers took time out of their holiday to help others.

"Its been all my heart to come down here and help and I finally did and it just feels great." David Davis of Amarillo said after coming out to volunteer.

But what makes Davis feel better is his 4-year-old son's willingness to help as well. "Well he just woke up and he was like yeah...dad we get to serve today. And he was jumping all around the house real excited."

Everyone was treated to a great meal, complete with Green beans, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Turkey, Stuffing, and desert.

Saint Andrews Episcopal Church also invited many for a traditional dinner. "We invite different agencies like the Downtown Women's Center and Martha's Home to come eat with us. We try and make sure all the food goes. We have to-go boxes for them," Deacon Chris Wrampelmeir said about the dinner.

 Showing that our community is alive and has more then just a day off to be thankful for.

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