Celebrities and citizens of the United States are celebrating Thanksgiving today. As many individuals pass the turkey, actor Kirk Douglas extends the spirit of giving to the less fortunate from the Los Angeles Mission in California.
Dozens of celebrities and many volunteers have lent their time to assist the poor and homeless on this annual holiday. The Los Angeles Mission is just one of many charitable organizations who help thousands by preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all of the trimmings. Dozens of celebrities, including 94 year old Mr. Douglas and The Vampire Diaries starlet Kat Graham, passed out dishes for over 3,500 people from low income families struggling this holiday season.
Mr. Douglas resumed his yearly post at the Mission, as he does every Thanksgiving holiday. He offered to VOA News: "Give more, be aware that there are people that need help...Anywhere between the Los Angeles Mission and the Anne Douglas Center, [named after his wife] if they need help, they get it from us any time."
The Mission also offers on site physicians to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses or other physical problems for those in disparing financial situations in addition to spreading holiday cheer.
The Mission is founded upon ancient Christian principles and assists over 600,000 people per year.