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Program helping veterans for Thanksgiving

Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 18:47:20-05

Veterans Upward Bound Program is treating two of its veterans to a Thanksgiving meal this year.

It’s part of the program’s inaugural giveaway.

Organizers say they hope to increase the number of dinners they give away in the future.

It’s a way to thank the 114 veterans they currently serve as well as encourage new people to join.

“That’s why I decided to do it on Thanksgiving week because there are a lot of people that come in and get food for themselves, but afterward Icons is nearly in a drought almost. So I come in and I just help them replenish for next time,” Cortland Reed, student at Westminster Christian Academy.