Salvation Army Serves Up Thanksgiving To Needy


By Lisa Blackwell

Salvation Army workers spent part of their holiday helping others enjoy a hot meal.

Folks line up at the Salvation Army in Montgomery Thursday for a Thanksgiving feast.

Salvation Army volunteers served up a Thanksgiving spread for people who normally wouldn't have food on the table.

Turkey with all the trimmings.

Bernice Alcebo, a Salvation Army Volunteer, says "Biscuits and green bean casserole and cherry pie, cherry cobbler just lots of good food."

Alcebo says this is her Thanksgiving and she wouldn't spend it any other way.

"My family's our of town and I chose to stay here and I chose to help serve and give service to the homeless and the people that need so it is an honor do this," said Alcebo.

Charlston Brown's been living on the streets. He says it's a meal he's very thankful for.

"I'm hungry, little thirsty and well, it means a whole lot I appreciate what their doing for us," said Brown.

The Salvation Army dishes up food year round but this meal is extra special. There's plenty of it because anyone is welcome.

Capt. Mark Gilliam with the Salvation Army, says "It also can be someone living alone at home that just wants to come and have a group setting sit down and eat lunch have fellowship it could be someone that just might be struggling financially at this time of the year."

Volunteers will also be delivering food as well to folks who couldn't make it to this meal.

The Salvation Army kicked off it's red kettle campaign this week and will have over 30 kettles around the Montgomery area.

All the money goes to help needy people living in the Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore county regions.


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