5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, November 26

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, November 26.

(1) Hertz headquarters groundbreaking

Car rental company Hertz will break ground on its new corporate headquarters in Estero on Tuesday. The facility is being built at the intersection of US 41 and Williams Road.

In May, the Hertz Corporation announced it would relocate to Estero following its 2012 acquisition of the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. Hertz says consolidating its corporate offices to one location will improve efficiency and reduce costs.

"The Estero campus, when completed, will achieve our original goal of bringing together Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty headquarters employees in one location," said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Additionally, we believe our headquarters campus will help Southwest Florida realize its long-term economic development aspirations,"

Approximately 700 people will be employed at the new headquarters. Hertz estimated about 400 of the jobs will be filled by people living in the Estero area.

Florida Governor Rick Scott will attend the groundbreaking ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

(2) Salvation Army turkey giveaway

The Salvation Army of Tampa Bay will continue giving away around 5,000 turkeys and food baskets to the needy in Upper Pinellas County on Tuesday.

The turkey giveaway will occur today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army at 1521 East Druid Road in Clearwater.

To help the Salvation Army provide aid to people across Tampa Bay region this holiday season, you can donate online at donate.salvationarmyusa.org .

(3) Turkey Time with the O-Line

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line will host 700 underprivileged families for a Thanksgiving dinner at One Buccaneer Place on Tuesday. This is the seventh year in a row the players are hosting their "Turkey Time with the O-Line."

Guards Davin Joseph, Jamon Meredith and Patrick Omameh; tackles Gabe Carmini, Emmett Cleary, Jace Daniels, Demar Dotson and Donald Penn; and centers Ted Larsen and Jeremy Zuttah will give the meals to families pre-selected by local non-profit organizations.

Buccaneers cheerleaders, mascot Captain Fear and team staff will help the players dish out the meals. The meals consist of a turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pie.

For more information on the Buccaneers' community efforts, visit www.buccaneers.com/community .

(4) Pinellas deputies deliver Thanksgiving meals

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies will help deliver Thanksgiving Holiday meals to families in need on Tuesday.

The deputies will begin loading their vehicles at 2:45 p.m. behind the Publix in the Indian Rocks Shopping Center.

The deputies will then travel to dozens of homes in the Ridgecrest/Baskins, Highpoint, French Villas/Crystal Lakes Manor areas as well as the Cities of Seminole and Madeira Beach.

The meal includes a fully cooked turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, bread, apple pie, cranberry-orange relish, mashed potatoes and gravy and juice. In all approximately 50 needy families will benefit from food delivery.

(5) Media Day at Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent

Media members and members of Tampa Bay's sports organizations will lend aid to Metropolitan Ministries on Tuesday.

ABC Action News anchors Deiah Riley, Dan Shaffer, Wendy Ryan and Jamison Uhler will be joined by Tampa Bay Lightning players, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, Bucs players' wives, Raymond James Employees and more to assist with giving Metropolitan Ministries clients their Thanksgiving food.

The charity hopes to help over 23,000 Tampa Bay area families at both Thanksgiving and Christmas with food and toys.

The Tampa Holiday Tent is located at 400 West Palm Avenue.

If you want to help, non-perishable food and toy donations will be accepted daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through December 24.

For more information, visit www.metromin.org .

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