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Salvation Army helped her when she was homeless, now she volunteers to help others

Posted at 6:45 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 12:53:29-05

WACO, TX — Salvation Army Volunteers worked around the clock to make sure dinner was served at it's community kitchen, for people who might have gone hungry this Thanksgiving.

"This is where they are comfortable coming, these are their friends, these might be what they consider their family," said Salvation Army Corps Officer Major James Taylor

Natalie McClure volunteers weekly at the Salvation Army with her daughter.

"Several years ago... I was homeless for about 5 years," said McClure.

McClure was pregnant at the time and says she was able to get back on her feet, thanks to the Salvation Army.

"I remember just praying and being like, 'Lord I need this, I need some way," said McClure.

Days like Thanksgiving are extra important for her, and for her daughter, to give back.

"We woke up this morning and she was like 'mom, are we gonna go volunteer and feed the homeless, and I was like yup." said McClure.

All the food and desserts were donated to the Salvation Army, resulting in some 300 meals being served.

"We can only do what we do because of the good people of Central Texas," said Taylor.