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Thanksgiving Store uses interpreters to help clients

BEAUMONT- By: Leslie Rangel - Some Other Place opened its doors to help families have food for Thanksgiving dinner this year.


Program coordinator Chrissie Joyner says everyone is struggling in this economy but families shopping at the Thanksgiving Store are struggling just a bit more. She says sharing is what Thanksgiving is all about.


Families picked from different canned foods, boxed trimmings, vegetables and also received vouchers to get turkey or ham.


Joyner says they've seen a large increase in familes in the past 2 years. She says this year they had 900 people apply. She credits the large influx of people to the rise in the Spanish speaking community.


Nearly 600 families recieved food during the food store. Volunteers say 40% of those families are Hispanic.


About a dozen translators were on hand to help with language barriers including high school students and students from Lamar University.


"I'm here to just help people who need translation, especially with the Spanish language," Lamar University Junior Maria Romero said.


She, like other volunteers say they help only to give back to the community.


"There's a saying in Spanish, 'Hoy por ti, mañana por mi.' Today for you, tomorrow for me, you know it's just helping each other everyday and I just feel good helping other people," Romero said.




If you are interested in donating to Some Other Place call 409-832-7976.

Thanksgiving Store uses interpreters to help clients

Thursday, December 6 2012, 10:32 AM CST
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