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Gospel Mission Volunteers Help Brighten Christmas Day

SIOUX CITY, IA -

Many volunteers put aside their own plans today to help make the holiday bright for others.

25 people took the time to serve more than 200 meals at the Gospel Mission this afternoon.

And get this; the volunteer sign up list for today has been full for almost a month.

"It's amazing that there is that much of an interest in helping this time of year, I think the awareness is heightened, especially because of the holiday season, and with the cold weather this year, it seems to even be a bigger factor for those that want to get out and help us," says David Delzell with the Sioux City Gospel Mission.

Visitors got a traditional meal, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, and dessert, and no one had a reason to leave hungry.

Volunteers say they appreciate the opportunity to serve.

"It gives a good sense of satisfaction, much more than receiving some gift. I'm not a little kid anymore, and opening presents doesn't give me the same thrill as it used to, so doing something like this really gives you a sense of self satisfaction," says volunteer Matt Boyle.

The Gospel Mission has been serving meals for the last 74 years.

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