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Nov 28, 2013 6:15 PM by Lupita Murillo

500 plus get Thanksgiving meals delivered

TUCSON- A salvation army spokesman says requests for meals for folks who are homebound are up this year.

They had 150 volunteers delivering meals . Among the volunteers, Duke's Car Club. Al Teran is a member, he says this was the organization's first year teaming up with the Salvation Army. "We do it because the love we have for Tucson, the cars, and for the people who are in need."

Duke's Car Club has been around in Tucson for 25 years. The members all have classic Chevy cars that range from 1939 to 1954.
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They are delivering nearly 30 meals to people like Janice Joe. She and her husband are disabled. She tells News 4 Tucson, "I got up this morning, and I prayed that they would deliver the meal. My prayers were answered. I thank God for the Salvation Army."

Another member of Duke's Car Club is Tina Valenzuela. She's handing out flowers that were donated to the Salvation Army by Mayfield Florist. "It's what our parents taught us when we were little that we always had to share."


Its hearing and seeing how grateful people are that warms the hearts of the volunteers. Tony Moreno with the Oldies Car Club says, "This is my first year doing it, and it makes me feel good to help the less fortunate."

Mary Brooks was delighted to get her meal delivered, she told the group, "Happy Thanksgiving, thank you very much, and thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is a blessing."

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