GALVESTON (Nov. 2018) – The stage is set for the third annual Thanksgiving Day feast at The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope on Galveston Island on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 from 12-3. The Lighthouse Charity Team is cooking turkey and ham, the centerpiece of a traditional, sit-down meal open to the entire community. Other activities scheduled are live music, miniature horses, a jump house, movies and crafts for kids and gifts for kids under 12. The event is completely free and all are welcome.
“We wanted to provide this day as a gift to our community,” says Captain Kenny Jones. “It’s not just for the down-and-out but for anyone who wants a family experience for Thanksgiving. We’ll have good music, good food and fun activities for kids. Our only goal is to thank God for his goodness toward us and share his love. We expect to serve close to 1000 people this year.”
The Center of Hope is located at 601 51st Street in Galveston. Limited volunteer opportunities are available but must be registered in advance. To volunteer, visit www.salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org/our-needs and click the link to the online sign-up sheet.
This event is sponsored by the Lighthouse Charity Team, Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Walmart Seawall, Shipley Donuts of Galveston, United Rentals of Galveston.
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, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.