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30 Abes Still Looking For Volunteers To Help Break World Record

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A local organization working to provide meals to orphans in Haiti needs volunteers to help break a world record Saturday morning.

30 Abes is trying to pack 500,000 meals for Haiti in just one hour, with the help of the Numana group. They need 2,000 volunteers to make it happen.

"Time kind of starts flying. From 10 o'clock until 11, it's the official Guinness hour where we try to break the world record to package 500,000 meals in less than an hour," said Chase Locke from Numana.

Volunteers will pack the meals at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. They will arrive at the venue at 9 a.m. for training.

All the meals packed will be shipped to Haiti.

"They will go to an orphanage down there, that Amy from The Bobby Bones Show, has worked directly with for several years," Locke said.

Members of nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show, heard locally on The Big 98, formed the charity spearheading this project.

"30 Abes is a campaign and an idea that Amy and Bobby, and the crew at the Bobby Bones Show, pulled together," according to Locke.

Volunteers from across Middle Tennessee and the nation will be at Municipal Auditorium for the event.

Linda Baines came to Nashville from Wichita, KS where she took part in the food packing event that currently holds the Guinness Book of World Record title.

"I think they're going to smash the record, so Wichita will have to get back in it and do it again," Baines said.

She is part of a group of 30 people making the trip from Kansas.

"I think it's going to be a blast, I think it's going to go by really fast, I think that hour is going to fly by," said volunteer Ashley Roedel.

30 Abes still needs several hundred volunteers to help pack food and you can register at the 30 Abes web site.

Organizers are asking volunteers to bring non-perishable foods to the event that will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

For volunteers who are available to help Friday, they can show up at Municipal Auditorium from 3:00 p.m. and help set up for the event.

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