Redd to donate 150 Thanksgiving Dinners

Bucks guard provides Thanksgiving dinner to families in need for eighth-consecutive season

11/17/2010

On Thursday, November 18, Bucks guard Michael Redd will continue his annual holiday volunteer efforts by purchasing and distributing 150 Thanksgiving meals to the House of Peace, a Capuchin ministry,  (1702 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee) for families in need. The 11-year Bucks veteran has donated Thanksgiving meals for eight-straight years. Registered families will receive the holiday food baskets and turkeys at the House of Peace between 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Redd has purchased 150 turkeys, plus all the traditional holiday fixings including stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and more. The distribution by Redd is part of the House of Peace Holiday Food Basket Program, which includes community partners such as Roundy's, area businesses and organizations, participating parishes and schools of the Archdiocese. More than 2,400 individuals also have contributed to the program, which will provide more than 500 Thanksgiving food baskets to deserving families in the Milwaukee area.

The House of Peace has been providing food and clothing to the area's needy since 1968. Founded by Capuchin friars Matthew Gottschalk and the late Brother Booker Ashe, the House of Peace serves the community by assisting families and individuals in meeting their spiritual, material and emotional needs. It provides food, clothing, and pastoral care to the poor plus houses a medical clinic and legal clinic that serves the same population. The center's goal is to help families remain together and achieve self-sufficiency. The Milwaukee Bucks organization cooperates and assists the House of Peace as part of its community relations mission.