Thanksgiving Dinner for Those in Need: The More the Merrier.

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By Alice Kenny

Temperatures are dropping; thousands remain homeless and recovery needs from Hurricane Sandy are changing by the day.

“Our main concern now is the weather getting cold again, “says Michael Neely, assistant to the director of Catholic Charities Staten Island.  “We need to help people get through the week and somehow have a Thanksgiving to celebrate.”

So Catholic Charities CYO Center, in partnership with Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Project Hospitality, El Centro Del Inmigrante and the Hispanic Federation, are preparing a free Thanksgiving dinner celebration today for hundreds of persons in need at the CYO Center, 120 Anderson Ave.  Doors open at 11 a.m. The multi-course dinner includes everything from turkey and stuffing to deserts and gifts for children.  Perhaps, best of all, it offers a warm place to celebrate.

“The more the merrier,” Mr. Neely said.

Hurt by the storm? 

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