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The Salvation Army of Orlando Prepares to Serve 20,000 Free Meals on Thanksgiving
By: Tiffani Jett, Public Relations & Marketing Manager

This Thanksgiving, many dinner tables will be filled with an abundance of food as families gather to express their gratitude. Others, who have fallen on difficult times or in need of companionship, will look to The Salvation Army of Orlando for a warm meal.

The 24th Annual “Helpings from the Heart” Thanksgiving Feast is a collaborative effort between Eric Holm, Owner and President of Metro Corral Partners, The Salvation Army of Orlando and several area business partners and community groups. “Helpings from the Heart” will take place beginning at 11 am on Thursday, November 24, in the Salvation Army of Orlando’s gymnasium located at 440 West Colonial Drive. There is no cost for the meal.

“Helpings from the Heart” is open to anyone in the community that would like to have a great Thanksgiving meal.” said Major Ted Morris, the Area Commander. “More than 800 volunteers will serve good food, love and compassion to area residents and make this a true day of giving thanks.”

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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 more than 96 years in the Orlando Area. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army across the United States each year through a broad 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. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://salvationarmyorlando.org/

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