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Catholic Charities in critical need of volunteers this Thanksgiving

Assistance is needed to help prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Services in the Diocese of Cleveland is in critical need of volunteers to help with this year's Thanksgiving meals.

The organization is asking for people to help at one of four sites on Nov. 13 to help prepare the holiday meals. The sites are:

  • St.  Augustine Hunger Center in Tremont
  • Bishop Cosgrove Center in Cleveland
  • Camp Christopher in Bath
  • St. Martin de Porres Family Center in Cleveland

Shifts for the four sites are 9 a.m.-noon, noon-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. The final two-hour shift will be primarily clean-up and possibly transporting cooked, deboned turkeys back to St. Augustine Hunter Center.

The meal prep is a great volunteer opportunity for families and small groups to participate in. All age groups are welcome!

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On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, Catholic Charities also needs many volunteer drivers to help deliver meals and servers at St. Augustine Hunger Center. For those interested in delivering meals, drivers should arrive at Barons Bus Arena at 5310 Hauserman Road in Cleveland at  10 a.m. to have their cars loaded with meals for delivery. Instructions will be given at the time of arrival.

Anyone who would like to serve the holiday meal at St. Augustine Hunger Center at 1400 Howard Ave. in Cleveland should arrive at 8:30 a.m., with meal service beginning at 11 a.m. 

For more information, please call (216) 377-3725 or visit ccdocle.org/thanksgiving.

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