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11/25/04

More Than 100 Volunteers Hand Holiday Meals In Gulfport

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and food.

However, there are some who might not have had a holiday meal if not for hundreds of volunteers who lined up in Gulfport Thursday.

Jimmie Johnson gave a little added motivation to volunteers like Peter Hansen who made their way through the serving line.

"We're helping out to feed people who are less fortunate as us," said Hansen.

Hansen and more than 150 other volunteers went through line several times filling hundreds of plates with a delicious holiday dinner.

"It feels really good. You have that feeling of pride because you're helping someone way less fortunate who maybe can't afford food," said Hansen.

The boxes are transferred down the line of volunteers.

"I know deep in my heart I'm helping a family that's less fortunate," said volunteer Amber Fant.

Before the food reached those families it was put into even bigger boxes then passed out to people like Chad and Amy Marshall to deliver.

"Since we can't be with our families today we thought there wouldn't any better way to have than holiday than to help some other families that are less fortunate," said volunteers Chad and Amy Marshall.

With a little generosity and teamwork, the volunteers were able to make the holidays a little brighter for more than 17 hundred people like Pamela Parnell.

"We wouldn't have had anything cause my wallet was stolen the week before Thanksgiving. I had 200 dollars in it. That was everything I had but thanks to them we going eat today," said Parnell.

By: Josh Ridgdell

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