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Salvation Army hosts 30th annual Christmas dinner

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-25 15:38:10-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 30th annual Salvation Army Christmas dinner was held Wednesday at the Tucson Convention Center.

More than 200 people of all ages helped volunteer on the holiday to serve meals to those in need.

Among those volunteers was Randy Frazee. He's been volunteering with the Salvation Army for the past 22 years.

"We like to do something good, and I feel I'm doing something important and giving to the community," Frazee said. "I get so much more back than I give. All the volunteers that I get to work with, the people at the salvation army that dedicate there lives to this thing, I mean, I volunteer a couple days a week and they're doing this everyday."

The meal is similar to Thanksgiving with mash potatoes, turkey, vegetables and bread.

"There are many people who are in the park and they don't have a family to enjoy the holiday meal," Captain Ellen Oh with the Salvation Army said. "We want to prepare this just to warm up there hearts."

Among the volunteers was Senator Martha McSally. She said she came back to volunteer because there is no place like home.

"My home is here. This is where my heart is, this is where my home is, and I come here every year when I can, so it's just great to be home," Senator McSally said.

The volunteer are doing this on Christmas in hopes of bring joy to the community, one meal at a time.