Marquette Basketball assist Salvation Army at Thanksgiving meal event for those in need

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Marquette Basketball team and the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center helped give Thanksgiving meals to those in need in Milwaukee this Thanksgiving, Nov. 25.

Marquette Basketball served on-site at 324 N Jackson Street in Milwaukee helping prepare the 11:30 a.m. meal to serve the men (and their families) staying at the on-site rehabilitation center.

About 150 people were served turkey, ham, gravy, green beans, desert and more. This is a tradition that has been happening at the rehab center since it opened in 1956.

"When we do things like this it’s a great opportunity for all of us to understand there's a much bigger community around us that we are a part of and to give back in a small way to that," said Shaka Smart, the coach of Marquette University Men's basketball team. 

The Salvation Army also hosted drive-thru and sit-down events at the Salvation Army Milwaukee County’s Oak Creek Corps, The Salvation Army of Waukesha, and the Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s Citadel Corps.

A lot of the men at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center have been through a lot and are working on overcoming drug or alcohol addiction and getting back up on their feet.

The program is funded through the Salvation Army's thrift stores. They say the best way to help is to donate and shop at the thrift stores. Tomorrow (Nov. 26) they're having a Black Friday sale at all the thrift stores.

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