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Hundreds of volunteers help families overseas

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More than 150 volunteers in Wilmington joined together to prepare meals for the International Hunger Relief Organization, "Stop Hunger Now." The goal was to pack and ship 65,000 meals to aid needy families in Liberia for the holiday season. Volunteers donated 20 cents for each meal containing freeze dried vegetables, rice and sources of protein. Stop Hunger Now spokesman Rick Kearney says even a little contribution can go a long way. "These meals can really make a significant impact on a whole community for a long time." Spirits were high and there was plenty of motivation to go around, especially because many volunteers believed their efforts were for a good cause. Volunteer Daniel Forter was happy he could do his part. "I know that people are doing some great things here, and I wish I could be there when they open these containers in Liberia." With assembly lines and hundreds of hands to help, many could agree that helping others is what the holiday season is all about.

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