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Coyotes Serve Holiday Meal at Shelter

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes

PHOENIX – Coyotes players Antoine Vermette, Michael Stone and Jordan Martinook helped serve a tasty holiday brunch to families at UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix on Thursday.

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“It’s a nice experience when you can help people who are less fortunate,” Stone said. “When you see some of these young kids who don’t have a permanent home, you think back to what you had as a kid and how fortunate you really were. That’s really what this day is all about - being thankful for what you have. And the people that are less fortunate are thankful for what they’re getting and it’s really cool to see that.”

The meal featured Thanksgiving staples such as turkey, stuffing, potatoes and, of course, pie.

“To see how some people must live is pretty eye-opening and it makes you feel grateful to have a meal on the table every night,” Martinook said. “It’s definitely nice to be able to give back to people in need in this type of situation.”

Per its website, the mission of UMOM New Day Centers is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. It provides safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 homeless families through its continuum of services and offers nearly 300 units of affordable housing across the Valley.

For more information, visit UMOM's website by clicking here.

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