Well in the Desert Dishes Out Holiday Feast
CREATED Nov. 22, 2012
PALM SPRINGS--Everyone needs a reason to be thankful especially on Thanksgiving. Well in the Desert made sure hundreds of people had a special Thanksgiving dinner.
Volunteers dished out a holiday feast to nearly 400 people at the First Baptist Church in Palm Springs.
"I'm thankful for my life," said Palm Springs resident Dwight Lacy. "I'm thankful for the place we're at. This is my church."
Just one of the many reasons to be thankful at Well in the Desert's Thanksgiving dinner. The group, led by President Arlene Rosenthal provides meals year-round to those in need.
"I've been involved in communities from the Bay Area to the desert since I was very little and it's very rewarding to be able to see other people happy," said Arlene Rosenthal, President of Well In The Desert.
Volunteers like Sandra Nash spent their day giving back. Nash's husband is deployed in Afghanistan, so she's spending time with the community, thankful her love will be home soon.
"This is my first volunteer experience volunteering at Thanksgiving," said volunteer Sandra Nash. "It's just nice to be a part of the community."
Others say they're just happy to be surrounded by friends enjoying a hot meal.
"I'm thankful for the thanksgiving here," said Palm Springs resident Doug Cropek. "This is Southern California, the good life right here."
A spirit of giving and being grateful echoed throughout the room, with a special Thanksgiving meal for those in need.