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Volunteers Serve Up, Prepare Thanksgiving Meals To Help People In Need
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 21, 2012 11:47 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 21, 2012 2:57 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Volunteers across the area are either serving up or preparing Thanksgiving meals so that people in need can have a special holiday.
In the capital city, volunteers were serving up turkey and all the fixings Wednesday at Union Mission Crossroads.
Meanwhile, volunteers are hard at work preparing dozens of turkeys, hams and all the Thanksgiving trimmings for the annual Frankie Veltri dinner on Thursday. This is the 46th year for the dinner, which was started by Veltri to feed those in the community who are less fortunate who are unable to cook. Every year the dinner makes Thanksgiving special for thousands of people throughout the area.
The Frankie Veltri dinner will be served at the First Baptist Church of Charleston on Shrewsbury Street starting at 11:30 a.m. The majority of dinners are delivered to those who can’t make it out. The volunteers plan to deliver nearly 2,000 meals.
Also in Charleston, the Harvest Time Church of God is offering a free Thanksgiving day dinner. The meal begins at noon and will continue until 6 p.m. The church is located at 1704 Washington St. W., across the street from the Charleston Department Store.
In Huntington, the Huntington City Mission will be feeding people Thursday. Volunteers and staff have been busy preparing a community Thanksgiving dinner that traditionally feeds more than 300 people. It takes several volunteers, lots of effort and dozens of turkeys. The community has donated food, and there are plenty of volunteers slated to serve those less fortunate.
Members of the Huntington City Mission want to remind people that volunteers are always needed year-round.
In Putnam County, volunteers at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church were preparing Wednesday for a Thanksgiving dinner to be served at the church from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
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