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Randallstown nurse volunteering at California wildfire shelter says she has much to be thankful for

Randallstown nurse volunteering at California wildfire shelter says she has much to be thankful for

Charlene Harven has faithfully kept a “thankfulness journal” for the last two years. Inside, she’ll scribble notes about the little things that remind her to be grateful.

As a Red Cross volunteer who often meets a person right after the worst day of their life, she says it’s easy to find reasons to count her blessings.

When the Randallstown resident boarded a plane heading to fire-ravaged California last week, she tucked that journal into her luggage. She knew she wanted to keep it close.

On Thursday, Harven celebrated Thanksgiving in a Red Cross shelter in Chico, Calif. She ate turkey and stuffing alongside people...

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