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COVID doesn’t stop volunteers in Woodland Park from serving Thanksgiving meals

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WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (KRDO) - While wearing masks and following temperature checks, volunteers at the Woodland Life Center served warm Thanksgiving meals to those in need.

Adjustments had to be made to follow health guidelines, a drive-thru system replaced the typical dine-in style.

There was also a delivery option to make sure even more people were able to enjoy a warm meal with their families this Thanksgiving.

"We'll have teams heading out to locations knocking on doors," said volunteer Eric Disman. "They'll be handing out food, they'll be leaving the food on the decks of course. They won't be able to interact but we'll still be able to ensure people get a warm meal today."

The Salvation Army and several local organizations made the event feel similar to those in the past.

One volunteer, Harry Brocksick, has been volunteering with the Salvation Army for over 60 years.

"Well it started a long time ago when I was a kid and the Salvation Army came to my house and brought me food and toys at Christmas time and they also brought Thanksgiving dinners," Harry said. "I thought maybe I could help, and I started getting involved with the things they do and helping and found it to be a wonderful joy in life."

The Salvation Army center on Yuma Street and Manitou Springs Town Hall were also giving Thanksgiving meals through 2 p.m..

Despite the stress and hardship of this year, welcoming volunteers and a warm Thanksgiving meal proves there is always something to be thankful for.

Local News / Teller County

Hanna Knutson

Hanna is the traffic reporter for Good Morning Colorado. Learn more about Hanna here.

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