"They sort of have a limit on how many [volunteers] they can have,” said Bruce “Sonny” Shank, Executive Director of The Hope Center. “I know they've been turning people away because we have so many volunteers."
The volunteers help the center give local community members a place to go and be with others, when they might have otherwise spent Thanksgiving alone.
“I like a little turkey every now and then,” said Melvin Brown, a long-term resident at The Hope Center. “Yes, I'm looking forward to going down there, and eating all I can. I'm a little fat, but a couple extra pounds won't hurt me,” he joked.
With over 300 mouths to feed, the hope center needs about 300 lbs of turkey, 75 loaves of bread and 45 pounds of butter, all of which are donated by locals in the community.
“I've been a pastor over in Cascade for seven years,” said Mark Holster, Pastor at the
"We can't do it alone. We need the help of the community, and we do truly thank everyone who is making this possible,” said Dorcas Black, the center’s sorting room supervisor and keeper of the center’s to-die for stuffing recipe.
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