PONTIAC (WWJ) – There will be no shopping or football for hundreds of Thanksgiving volunteers in Oakland County this weekend.
WWJ’s Marie Osborne joined those volunteers at All Saints Church in Pontiac, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Central.READ MORE: Here Is An Update On The Chevy Bolt Recall
“It’s just very important to give back to the community … if we can do anything to help, we’re more than happy to,” said Matt Henkles a Quicken Loans volunteer.
Volunteers spent time packing food baskets for needy families around Oakland County.READ MORE: James Craig Announces Run For Governor, Begins To Campaign
Charles Langford is here with his girlfriend; ” I grew up fortunate enough to always have a Thanksgiving meal and I was taught to give back.”MORE NEWS: Flat Rock Sewers Free Of Gasoline From Ford Gas Leak
Donations coming from dozens of schools as well as larger donations from employees at Chrysler and GM Orion Assembly.