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Volunteers Provide Thanksgiving Meal To Homeless

By: Michel Mason Email
By: Michel Mason Email

Families staying in an Eastern Kentucky homeless shelter had an early Thanksgiving thanks to a group of volunteers.

These volunteers spent their Sunday making sure people staying at the Westcare Emergency Shelter in Pikeville had a Thanksgiving to remember.

"These students are in the human services program and that's part of the helping professions so it's one way for us to get out into the community," said Tammy Compton.

This is the sixth year members of the C.A.R.E Club from Big Sandy Community and Technical College brought food to the shelter. Kim Lykins says it's a way to give back to those less fortunate and build her career.

"I felt it was very important because I'm going into a career in human services to help people and I thought it was a really good thing to come and help feed the homeless," said Lykins.

Students also stocked the shelter's food pantry with items they collected from a canned food drive. Cash donations and members of the club made the dinner possible.

That generosity helped feed 20 families at the emergency shelter.


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