Volunteers took time from family and friends to help deliver meals to needy families across the region.
The Bluefield Union Mission and the Lewis Center in Oak Hill were among the places delivering turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes to hundreds of families. Many volunteers come back year after year to help out. Al Hancock of Bluefield has helped at the mission the past three years. He says all he needs is a "Thank you" to feel that all the work is worth it.
"That's what it's all about," he says. "We're not doing this for a monetary value or anything, just a few 'Thank yous' here, 'God bless yous' there, that's all it takes for me."
Susan Woods has been helping deliver meals in Oak Hill for several years. She says volunteering helps improve everyone's day.
"Over the years, I've done many jobs, except cooking, and delivering meals to people who otherwise wouldn't have meals is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done," she says.
Lonnie Quesenberry of the Bluefield Union Mission says more than 80 volunteers delivered more than 700 meals today. Lewis Center volunteers delivered more than 1,600 meals to families in Fayette and Nicholas counties.