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Salvation Army donations severely low for Thanksgiving dinner in Cape Girardeau


Thanksgiving is known as the time to give, and for Cape Girardeau's Salvation Army, they need some holiday spirit early.

The organization says donations for their annual Thanksgiving meal are severely low, and the holiday is just weeks away.

"So far we've probably received five percent of what we need to feed between 2,000 and 2,200 people," Capt. Bridgette Amick of The Salvation Army said.

Looking at their shelf you can see a bag of napkins, pans for a turkey, salt in bulk and paper cups.

What seems to be missing is the food.

Captain Amick says their turkey donations are lacking.

"Right now, we have a lone one," he said. "So, we're getting down to the wire. We're going to have to get into those monetary donations we've received, and that's what they're for. To be able to go buy 34 more turkeys so we can get those started before Thanksgiving comes.

An easy way to help is to just pick something up while you're at the grocery store.

"If they're in the supermarket or grocery store and they're buying stuff for their Thanksgiving, grab an extra can of somethin' or extra turkey, and they can bring it down to The Salvation Army on Good Hope and we can use it," Amick said.

He said cash also goes a long way. They can spend it on the things they know they  need.

You can also donate your time and help cook, serve or clean up after the meal.

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