Area churches work together to deliver Thanksgiving mealsSubmitted: 11/26/2015
RHINELANDER - Many people share a meal and conversation with family and friends on Thanksgiving, but some people could miss out if they have to work or don't have family nearby. 

To help out people who are in that situation, North Country Vineyard and Grace Foursquare Churches delivered free Thanksgiving meals Thursday.

Volunteers packaged meals Thursday morning and started delivering them around noon.

"It's fun knowing that our churches, just inspired by God's love, are wanting to reach out to the community and remind people that we care about them," said David Ditzler, a volunteer from Grace Foursquare Church.

Organizers started getting ready for the event just three weeks ago.

More than 70 people came together to volunteer.

Hannah Salisbury came from Butte, Montana, to help out her roommate's family, who volunteers every year.

"This is a new place for me and to see that they're doing something so humbling, so sincere because they love the Lord, and that they love people, and I think that it's fun to see that, but this is service here," Salisbury said. "This is loving people, and people are giving up their holiday for that."

This was the biggest year for the churches. Normally, they serve about 300 people, but this year they had more than 400 orders before 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Story By: Anthony DaBruzzi

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