Local family volunteers their Thanksgiving day to give back


“Thanksgiving season is about giving, helping and supporting those who feel less fortunate.”

This is the sixth year Tyrone Burton volunteered on Thanksgiving.  

He and his family are helping serve more than 1,200 people looking for a warm meal.

“We get a chance to support our community, support others who maybe not have. And not just to get but to give, and show the love of Christ,” volunteer Tyrone Burton said.

A family tradition which goes all the way down to the grand kids.

“It’s like bonding and having fun..we get to see people have fun and eat,” volunteer Brayden Cooper said.

Many answered the call to volunteer even coming in a few days early to help prepare for the big day.

Major Morton from the  Salvation Army says,”prepping the sides, getting deserts ready, people are donating the deserts, donating food and it’s just all coming together because of all our volunteers and donor’s.”

And putting their own holiday dinner on hold to serve others.

 Burton says,”It gives such a great sense of camaraderie, a since of bonding, and a sens of wholeness since we work together as a team to help support other people.”

“Just to help people and feel how blessed I am to actually come and help them,” Cooper said.

More than a 100 meals were delivered into the community and a big thanksgiving dinner served at noon.

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