Diners give thanks at Partnership for Successful Living's 13 holiday dinner
Gov. Maggie Hassan dishes out turkey on Tuesday at Harbor Homes in Nashua where the city's homeless and less fortunate gathered to celebrate an early Thanksgiving. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON PHOTO)
"I don't have any family to go to, so this is wonderful," said Dorothea Riback of Nashua, who attended the 13th annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Partnership for Successful Living.
"I volunteer every year. Harbor Homes has done so much for me — I will do anything for them," said Martin, explaining the organization helped him obtain an apartment that he is now occupying on Vine Street.
Dozens of people took advantage of a warm place to sit, a hot meal and even leftovers."A lot of people don't have family in the area. This is their family," said Jennifer Ceballos, development associate and volunteer coordinator with Partnership for Successful Living. "This has become a holiday tradition for many of these people who return each year. This is their community support network."
The free meal was a blessing for John Bill of Nashua, who said he couldn't find a ride to spend Thanksgiving with his parents in Dover.
He said the plate full of turkey, potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce and vegetables was delicious. The company, however, was even better, he said.
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