South Florida Organizations Bring Back This Thanksgiving – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports
Hollywood, Florida. (WSVN) – Helping Others Have Happy Thanksgiving.
Organizations across South Florida have responded to the community to stay strong this holiday season.
At the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood, Championship Boxer Evander Holyfield prepared 40 turkeys for community service.
This Thanksgiving feast also provided plenty of clothing and hygiene products for the homeless and hungry in the community.
“There are people on the streets who are affected by Covid-19, who have been evicted from their homes and apartments and they have nowhere to go,” said William Byrd.
Head south into a crowded room in Camillus’s home in Miami.
“We want to make sure you all know you’re not alone,” said Florida Senator Ianna Garcia.
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the delicious combinations made for everyone to come for the 61st year. 120 turkeys were cooked for over 300 needy people to have their hair cut outside the house for free.
Because of the coronavirus, officials said, the rules for volunteers are stricter. Make those here to help even more appreciative.
We will have fewer people who are possible and available to help us. “So we are grateful to these volunteers who are taking the time of Thanksgiving to give back,” said Hilda Fernandez, CEO of Camillus House.
Lines also formed in Little Havana where the Kiwanis Club served dinner for over 150 seniors at Smathers plaza.
Then at the Joseph Caleb Center on Northwest 22nd Street, Thanksgiving on the go.
More than 2,500 meals were ready to be served by former Dolphins and Hurricanes player Bryant McKinney and members of Miami-Dade Corrections that seemed to connect with the community.
“It’s Thanksgiving, and we are fortunate to be in a position to give back to these families who need Thanksgiving meals,” said former Miami Dolphins player Bryant McKinney.
It wasn’t all about the food.
The city of North Miami held the 46th annual National Winter Thanksgiving Parade.
The kids got candy and a chance to check out the wagons.
At Tropical Park, runners race to burn some calories.
After a year’s hiatus, the Baptist Health Turkish Trooper is back to help collect food for Camillus’s home.
Nicole Lopez first competed with her mother by her side.
“It’s a nice event to see everyone go out. I get up at five in the morning, get out at seven and run,” Nicole Lopez said.
Back in Broward County, thousands of runners gathered for the 5km race along the A1A.
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