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Skid Row shelter serves Thanksgiving dinner to more than 4,000
Skid Row shelter serves Thanksgiving dinner to more than 4,000

More than 4,000 people were invited in off the streets of Skid Row on Saturday to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Union Rescue Mission. The 800-bed shelter hosts the feast each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to provide a free, home-like dining experience and sense of belonging for people living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Many guests are estranged from their families, and the holidays can be a painful reminder of their isolation, said Walter Seetal, a chaplain for the Christian nonprofit. "This is how we let them know that people do care," he said. The shelter was decked out Saturday like a family dining room, with round tables draped with red...

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