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SAVANNAH, GA – November 26, 2019 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is once again giving back by providing free hot Thanksgiving meals to the community on Thursday, November 28 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 3100 Montgomery St.

The Salvation Army is always open and serves around 80,000 meals throughout the year to the homeless. While they usually supply meals to those most in need, Thanksgiving Day is open to anyone who would like a hot meal, many of whom might not have families to enjoy the holiday with. The nonprofit will serve turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pecan pie, and refreshments to whoever comes through their door.

The Salvation Army is asking the community to volunteer to ring bells for their Red Kettle Campaign. This support will ensure the organization can continue to provide desperately needed food and lodging to people in need in our region year-round, not only on Thanksgiving. One hour of bell ringing can provide a meal for a family of four, and an entire day of ringing (8 hours) can provide lodging for a family of four for one month.

Those who are interested in helping, but unable to volunteer, will have the opportunity to donate directly to the famous red kettles around the region this holiday season and donations are also welcomed online at or by calling 912-651-7420. Individuals or businesses can donate online and even set up a team with a donation goal for how much they want to help raise and share among family, friends, and coworkers. New for 2019, individuals can now donate to the red kettles at every location through Apple and Google Pay using their phone for a secure and easy payment option.

“The true meaning of Thanksgiving is to be surrounded by loved ones and feel gratitude for all the blessings in your life,” said Major Paul Egan. “Unfortunately, many people in our community do not have family nearby to share a special meal with as they give thanks, and that’s why we’re here. On Thanksgiving, we are the family that provides them with a warm Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Without the community’s support for our mission, we wouldn’t have the means to do this. I urge our Savannah residents to give anything they can, no matter how big or small, even their own time, to our Red Kettle Campaign.”

Flexible volunteer opportunities are available for scheduling at or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kayla Lentz at or 912-704-6371.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army in Savannah provides assistance to individuals and families by offering services in adult rehabilitation, basic needs, emergency disaster services, emergency financial assistance, housing and homeless services, hunger relief, and youth services.

For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit or call 912-651-7420.

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For media inquiries, please contact Kristyn Fielding at or 229-393-6457, Crystal Vogel at or 912-509-1510, Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950, or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).