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Yakima's only teen homeless shelter celebrates first Thanksgiving

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YAKIMA, WASH.- Volunteers, leaders and homeless teens celebrate their first Thanksgiving at Rod's House.

The youth homeless shelter opened it's doors in September. On Thursday staff members organized a Thanksgiving dinner, making enough to feed 50 people.

This shelter is the only one of its kind accommodating the needs of teens.

Volunteers and staff say this is something they have been planning for all year.

"It's a way to open our doors to teens if they are homeless for a day and to say thank you to the support of our community without them we wouldn't have opened," said Pat Brown from Rod's House.

The shelter is on South Naches Avenue and opens its doors at 3 p.m. every day.

The food at Thursday's event was donated by the State Attorney General's office in Yakima. 

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