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Salvation Army to hold turkey dinner

The Salvation Army in Glendale will host its annual Thanksgiving meal at noon Thursday at its community center.

About 300 people are expected to attend the event, which is meant to be a Thanksgiving meal for people in need or who are lonely on Thanksgiving, Salvation Army Capt. Rio Ray said.

The Hilton Glendale will prepare turkeys and the meal will include traditional Thanksgiving fixings, Ray said. Businesses and community organizations may be helping to provide side dishes, he said.

For more information, call the Salvation Army at (818) 246-2419.

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Homeless service fair scheduled

More than a dozen homeless care providers are scheduled to host “Homeless Connect Day 2008” at the Glendale National Guard Armory on Dec. 4.

The daylong event will set transients up with resources, services and information as providers attempt to assess the cause of their homelessness.

Based on their needs, the clients will be directed to city and county housing, health and social security officials.

Nonprofit service providers plan to offer a host of on-site services as they continue to try to reduce the numbers of those living on the street.

Chronically homeless people are typically the hardest to reach, since they often suffer from mental illness or are addicted to drugs, which prevents them from entering help programs with sober-entrance thresholds.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. at the armory, 220 E. Colorado St.

Those interested in volunteering can call (818) 246-7900 or (818) 548-3249.


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