TAMPA, Fla. — Hablas Espanol? Do you speak Spanish? If so, Metropolitan Ministries wants you to volunteer at its Holiday Tent this season.
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Metropolitan Ministries is a nonprofit that strives to help struggling families and individuals get the help they need to build a better life.
Metropolitan Ministries' Holiday Tent is place where families in need can get food for the holidays, toys, and even prayers.
Around 13,000 turkeys are needed this year for Thanksgiving. However, event organizers say one of their biggest needs is bilingual volunteers.
Forty percent of families that visited the tent last year were Hispanic and 15 percent of those families didn't speak English.
"It's really a need that we always have and we never seem to be able to fill that need," one of the organizers said.
By eliminating the language barrier they hope to make these families feel more at ease as they pick out their holiday meals.
The Holiday Tent is located at 2609 North Rome Avenue in Tampa.