NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — On a day when people were just starting to kick off a four-day weekend, about 200 volunteers for the Salvation Army had other plans and that was to help others.
10 On Your Side went to the Kroc Center in Norfolk to see how over 2,000 meals got out the door to those less fortunate.
“What we’re here today to do is take Thanksgiving out to the people,” said Heather Tabbenhoff with the Salvation Army. “We’re going to disabled adults, we’re going to senior citizens, we’re going into some low-income housing areas.”
Volunteers showed up at 8:30 a.m. Thursday with the task of feeding around 2,100.
“Overall, it’s probably about 200 volunteers that are helping make Thanksgiving happen.”
Volunteer James Gray said, “It just feels good to be out here, fellowshipping with people of all races, ethnicities.”
Volunteer Richard Waters said, “God needs me here, that’s what I think. It’s emotional for me. Too many hungry people in the world, too many people without, so whatever we can do, to make it easier on them. I thinks that’s what we’re supposed to do”.
This is the second year of distributing meals from the Ray Kroc Center in Norfolk.