Salvation army hosts annual Thanksgiving feast for 2,000 people


Hundreds of island residents filled the Chamorro Village with the spirit of Thanksgiving all thanks to the efforts the Salvation Army and the numerous contributors who helped put the Holiday meal together.

Guam – Every year the Salavation Army has prepared a Thanksgiving Feast for island residents who would otherwise not have the means to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Salvation Army Captain Tom Stambaugh, shares that their goal this year was to feed up to two-thousand people this Thanksgiving. “Well this is the Salvation Army’s 21st year doing this meal and we do it to feed hungry people throughout the holiday and its just inviting families to come down and and enjoy a meal.”

One island resident, Cassidy Brewer brought her family to share in the Thanksgiving festivities, she also shares why she is grateful for the Holiday meal. “Salvation Army is helping us out and we were invited and its just a nice break from the troubles we are going through right now. It was a nice family experience. I just think its nice to come out an be involved and see what they actually do for us.”

Captain Stambaugh sends a special thanks to all the volunteers, contributors and island residents who came to celebrate Thanksgiving as a community.


SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.