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Knights of Columbus Looking for Thanksgiving Volunteers

by Jennifer Currier October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0

Knights of Columbus EDW Thanksgiving (via Facebook:Knights of Columbus Edward Douglass White Council 2473)The local Knights of Columbus chapter is continuing its 29-year history of serving Thanksgiving meals to those in the Arlington community who need them most.

The organization needs 90 volunteers for its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the Needy, which falls on Nov. 26 this year. Volunteers will prepare, deliver and serve holiday meals to as many as 3,000 community members.

Over the last 29 years, the Knights have served more than 25,000 Thanksgiving meals to the poor, needy, elderly and homebound.

According to event co-coordinator David Nassar, volunteers are needed in three shifts between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., lasting three or four hours. All the preparation and serving will take place at the chapter’s headquarters, located at 5115 Little Falls Road.

One of the shifts is for morning deliveries, suitable for volunteers with a valid driver’s license and a car. They will make bulk deliveries of individually boxed meals to locations throughout the county.

Nassar added volunteers do not need any cooking experience or other specific skills to help out, just a “positive attitude and a desire to help others.”

Interested locals who cannot work on site can also consider donating money for food and supplies or donating a turkey, cooked to specifications on the event’s website.

Those interested in volunteering or donating can fill out this form, read more on Volunteer Arlington or e-mail [email protected].

Photo via Facebook/Knights of Columbus Edward Douglass White Council 2473

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