|Published:||Nov 22, 2012 4:38 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 22, 2012 4:38 PM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fl. - More than 100 turkeys, 25 gallons of gravy and 300 pounds of stuffing. With the tables set, Saint Matthew's House is giving hundreds of people a thanksgiving meal.
"St Matt's is like a gift sent from the Lord," says volunteer, Mateo Elmattary.
Governor Rick Scott and his wife Ann were also here helping slice some of the 200 pies. It's the second year they've helped with this effort and one Governor Scott says he's thankful to be a part of.
"I have a family member that struggles... he has issues that cause him to have a difficult time to support himself so if it wasn't for organizations like St Matthews House, he would've even struggled more. so i'm always appreciative of organizations like St Matthews house and what they do every day," says Governor Scott.
Helping folks like former St Matthew's resident and now volunteer Mateo Elmattary.
"I owned my own business, my own home... I lost them both, I had no place to go," he says.
Mateo stayed here for 5 months, and now is back on his feet and giving back to the place that helped him get there.
"We all have so much to be thankful for," adds Governor Scott.