Community Thanksgiving Dinner 21/11/2011
Community Relations Director
The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination
Office: (417) 862-5509
Cell: (417) 763-1357
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Several hundred people expected to attend
Springfield, MO (November 21, 2011) - The Salvation Army will serve its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 24th from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Harbor House located on N. Boonville Ave.
The annual dinner brings together hundreds of residents from all walks of life for a day of food, fellowship and most importantly giving thanks.
Guests will enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings as well as delicious desserts. However, the need to provide for those in our community who are less fortunate exists all year long.
"Although we are delighted to bring together so many on this day, it's important to remember that there exists a real need in this community to provide for those who are less fortunate all year long," Major Norman Grainger, Ozark Area Coordinator said.
Last year, The Salvation Army provided nearly 300 people and several homebound residents a nutritious Thanksgiving meal.
Donations of turkey, potatoes, canned vegetables and pre-made desserts for this year's dinner can be dropped off at the Harbor House located at 636 N. Boonville Ave. Please take donations to the east, or back, entrance of the building.
Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 56,000 services to nearly 20,000 Ozarks residents.
"Behind each number & statistic is a beating heart," Grainger said. "An individual, such as a child, senior citizen or veteran, who was provided help & hope at a time when they needed it most."
This year, The Salvation Army anticipates providing Christmas Assistance to more than 1,000 families. Christmas Assistance includes toys, food, winter weather accessories & blankets.
To support The Salvation Army by making a financial donation please visit www.usc.salvationarmy.org /springfield-mo, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or mail checks to: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 9685 Springfield MO 65801-9685.
Who: The Salvation Army's Harbor House
What: Community Thanksgiving Dinner
When: Thursday November 24, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Where: Harbor House
; 636 N. Boonville Ave.
; Springfield MO
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.