Volunteers brighten Thanksgiving for the Valley

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Thanksgiving meals were served in neighborhoods various neighborhoods today.

From Niles to Poland, volunteers were out in full force today helping give to those who may not have much.

WKBN stopped at the Rescue Mission in Youngstown on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., where meals were made available to both in-house guests and anyone in the public who wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving at their table.

“Our object here is to be able to present them with food that is high quality and good tasting,” Kitchen Manager Rodney Stevens said. “It’s about fun, food and fellowship. Just extending our hand to them.”

The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley has been providing food, shelter, safety and a second chance in our Valley since 1893.

Several companies help make this happen, like Chevrolet, Saint William Church and many volunteers.

Hundreds of people were at the Salvation Army in Sharon taking part of the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

That included volunteers from the Kennedy Catholic Basketball team.

They helped seat people eating thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army — and brought meals to those eating.

Kennedy Catholic Senior Jacob Wilson says its important to give back during the holidays.

“It’s just nice to show our respect to all these people, and I mean, that’s what we’ve been taught at Kennedy since grade school,” Wilson said. “Just to serve and to show gratefulness for everything you’re given.”

In addition to the community dinner, The Salvation Army in Sharon took food to several hundred people across the county.

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