TUCSON, Ariz. — Hundreds of people enjoyed a thanksgiving meal today at the 31st Annual Gospel Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving Banquet. It's made possible by volunteers in our community and senator Martha McSally also pitched in to help.
There was an assembly line of mash potatoes, turkey and gravy.
“I searched my whole life looking for something and I found it in becoming a servant.,” said Volunteer Tim Spivey.
It is the first year the HS Lopez Family Foundation Center of Opportunity. Tim Spivey has been volunteering for 5 years.
“It’s not everywhere where people are so giving and so apt to reach out and lift somebody up.”
Senator Martha McSally pitched in carrying trays of food. She says the banquet is a good reminder of the true meaning of the holidays.
“This is an opportunity for people to think about what they are grateful for,” said Senator McSally. “I know there are a lot of people struggling in our community as well and it’s our opportunity to reach out and help them too.”
Spivey says he tries to live this way all year long.
“It has to be about other people, and when you can reach out and make a difference in someone's life you would be surprised the fulfillment it brings to yours.”