Thanksgiving will be a busy day for The Salvation Army of Wake County as staff prepares to serve the families at the SAWC Center of Hope, those in the community needing a hot meal, as well as families staying in hotels in Wake County, through SAWC’s Project CATCH (Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless). Volunteers also play a major role in helping to prepare for the serving of the Thanksgiving meals to the families.
“Volunteers are a life line in most of the things we do here at The Salvation Army of Wake County and Thanksgiving is no different,” said SAWC volunteer coordinator Jami Britt Noble.
Volunteers will arrive at the Center of Hope between 8-10 a.m. and will help with plating the meals in the kitchen. There will also be volunteers that will pack cars with the plated food to take to about 500 families living in hotels in the area. Last year, Project CATCH served about 200 families.
“We want to continue to be a blessing to our community,” said Project CATCH coordinator Jennifer Tisdale. “Not having a cooked meal especially at Thanksgiving can be tough. We also wanted to make sure we were reaching more families in our community.”
Families at the shelter will begin eating the Thanksgiving meal at 11:00 a.m. A 12 Noon meal will be subsequently served to anyone in the community needing a hot meal.