Volunteers spend turkey day giving back

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GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)-  Some groups in the east choose to spend the day giving back. Volunteers served  the West Greenville community. ECU volleyball players helped out at the homeless shelter. And first responders were on call, ready to rock and roll.

“It’s a good time to give back,” ECU volleyball player Haley Bidgood said.

Greenville Fire and Rescue Battalion chief Calvin Horne said, “People need help on the holidays just like they do any other day.”

All over Greenville, there were people sacrificing time with their own families to give back.

Arjenae Williams said, “It’s our community and it’s our responsibility to take care of our community.”

The best part about it, they’re here by choice.

Volunteer Tina Kirby said, “Everybody is our family so I just love to be here and I just enjoy it.”

Melissa Arrington is with the Little Willie Center. She said, “ No place we’d rather be than in the west Greenville community.”

Dozens of meals were served by various organizations in West Greenville. The entire shelter was provided with a hot meal at community cross roads.

All the volunteers and service professionals say they’d do next year in a heartbeat.

“We enjoy helping people no matter what day it is, Christmas, January first, it doesn’t matter,  every day we are here to serve you,” Horne said.

 

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