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NonProfitView – Thanksgiving Assistance
By Chris Murphy

There are many ways to help those that need it the most during the holidays. This is truly a day to be thankful for what we have and to make sure those that are in need get some assistance. There are many ways to help and we look for those that direct most all fund directly to their programs. We like the Salvation Army because over 85% of all funds received go directly to those in need and all are served without discrimination and you can be assured that your dollars actually go to food and shelter.

You can also help support Salvation Army in other ways. You can be a bell ringer for Salvation Army by calling 209-522-3209. You can do this as an individual, a family, or with a group. You can also give personal items that are needed in the shelters. Donations can be taken to 320 9th St or 625 I St. Items needed are: toiletries, bedding, towels, underwear & socks.

Kettle Kick Off – November 16
This is the big event of the year that was created by the legendary Modesto volunteer Bette Belle Smith. Modesto starts the giving season off big team at the Modesto Center Plaza for the Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off. The ViewCrew team will be there raising fund as a member of the Graffiti USA Museum team and the MoBand. Nearly $200,000 gets raised to help those in need for the winter and holiday season. The Kick-off is Thursday, November 16, 11:30 at the Centre Plaza. Tables are only $100 for a table of 10 and nearly sold out. If you can’t make it please donate and support the teams that are raising $$ for a organization that will directly help people in our area. Connect with us to donate at<>

Thanks4giving – Modesto Center Plaza
This is a wonderful event with the Salvation Army with a special dinner organized by Dan and Denise Costa and an amazing team of volunteers to feed those in need. This is free to the guests thanks to sponsorships and donations. To learn more and get involved, please check
Thanksgiving Day – November 26 – 9 am

The Ceres Rotary will be doing a Thanksgiving meal drive through on November 18th, at the Red Shield Center.

The Food Initiative, (Interfaith Ministries) will be providing Thanksgiving groceries at 120 Kerr Avenue in Modesto on Tuesday, November 22 beginning at 8:30 am, until they run out. The meal will include hams or turkeys, as well as sides and desserts. Guests will want to come early, and bring some form of identification and proof of family size. This is not a served meal, but bags and boxes of groceries.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.