|Published:||Nov 28, 2013 4:13 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 28, 2013 4:13 PM EST|
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Thousands of people enjoyed a meal at Immokalee's annual Thanksgiving in the Park celebration.
For more than three decades, Southwest Floridians have gathered at Airport Park to serve a massive Thanksgiving meal for migrant workers and their families.
Volunteers are motivated by many different factors.
Agnes Lynn said the people at the event have motivated her to spend her past ten Thanksgivings volunteering. "The generosity of the people who volunteer, plus the people who are actually grateful."
"I have so much, and I just am so thankful for what these people do for us all year long," said Debbie Kolstaed, another volunteer.
"It's not who you are, it's basically what you are," said Harold Weeks, a third volunteer. "We're all out here doing the same thing: contributing."
WINK News couldn't help but notice one very special person: The girl darting around in a red "Volunteer" apron.
Sabine Milfort, 12, came to the park planning to enjoy a meal with her grandmother and cousins, but when she saw the Guadalupe Center logo, her plans changed.
"I just got my gloves on and started working," Milfort said.
The Guadalupe Center helped Milfort and her family so much, she said grabbing an apron and helping out was an easy decision.
"My brother got some shoes when he had no shoes, I got more learning and stuff, and (the Guadalupe Center) got me to get in gifted classes," Milfort said. "My favorite part (of volunteering) is when I'm helping people, I see smiles everywhere."