COLORADO SPRINGS – Thousands of people in Southern Colorado got a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to a tag-team effort between The Salvation Army and U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Fort Carson. The Salvation Army hosts the meal. The Fort Carson Soldiers do the cooking. “Our cooks have been prepping food for about the last week,” said Brigadier General, William J. Thigpen.
Hundreds of volunteers are also important contributors to the event. Many of them feel they get more than they give. “I lost a son four-and-a-half years ago and for me personally I can’t face that empty space at the table, so I can be here serving others and it makes a difference for me, for my day, but also I can make a difference in the lives of others,” said volunteer, Robyn Czyz. Volunteers served, cleaned up, and delivered meals to people unable to leave their homes.
An estimated 4,000 meals were served. Nearly 15 hundred of those were delivered.