ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – On Thanksgiving Day the St. Louis Blues and others gave out food and other items that will help those who need it get through the winter
“Thank you” are the words young and bright eyed volunteers have been hearing all day. They are just 3 of more than 130 volunteers who showed up at the Scottrade Center to help give out hot Thanksgiving meals and winter clothing. The St. Louis Blues, GFI Digital and Sharp Electronics teamed up with volunteers to make it happen. Organizer john urban says the number of participants has grown from 250 three years ago to more than 600 today.
‘It’s an outreach program that we`ve been working on to help folks in need with a hot turkey dinner and last year we added a clothing drive along with our friends from Oakbridge Church.’ said Urban.
More than 600 people lined up to take part in the event designed for those living at local shelters. Volunteers like Anna Shumacker and Kale Jenkins say it`s a great way to spend your day.
‘I feel really great that I am helping someone by feeding them and helping them out. ‘said Schumaker
‘It feels really fun because I really know that I’m helping them.’ said Jenkins
Once all of the food is served and coats are passed out, it’s easy to see the small volunteers have a big heart. They plan to spend more of their time helping others in the future.