Miami (CBSMiami)-NBA Hall of Fame members and Overtown Youth Center volunteers filled the family’s car with Thanksgiving meals for the 21st year, from turkey to fillings, and everything in between .
For Mourning, the founder of the Youth Center, this is also an exciting time of the year.
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“When you think about this holiday, when you think about the pandemic and how it affects so many different lives, it’s really a blessing,” he said.
Education is the goal of his foundation, but he is also looking for ways to support children and their families.
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“In order to provide support during Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays, we can help so many families who really need help. This is very meaningful and fulfilling,” Mourning said.
Especially after experiencing so many losses and the cost inflation of almost everything now.
Mourning said: “This financial pandemic, social pandemic, and apparently a viral pandemic have affected the lives of all of us.”
This is why it is a team effort for Mourning and his foundation, with the help of the Miami Fancy Dress Ball and Honey Shine Incorporated. On Tuesday, all 300 families passing by at Booker T. Washington High School left with smiles.
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“We have to adjust, but when you think about our country, we are a very resilient country, and we will rebound. The more we get together, the more people will grow. I firmly believe that interpersonal relationships are the foundation of our lives. “Mourning said.
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