For 3,526 homeless and needy families in Denver, a warm meal is much needed on a cold day. On November 10, an early Thanksgiving meal of turkey, fruit, cakes, and much more was provided to them. Many volunteers came out from all over the Denver Metro area to serve a warm meal to those families.
Ms. Allene was a volunteer I talked to. She said, "I come out here to serve. It's a blessing to help work this, and helping the community is very important. I feel good after this, like I made a difference. The volunteers don't even know each other, but they know what to do."
So who organizes this event, so that the volunteers know what to do? David Clifton, the founder and president of "A World for Jesus" ministries, has been organizing this event for 17 years. "(My favorite part of this event is) I get to see some of the homeless friends I’ve made over the years! They cry and thank us for continuing to do this event!" he told me.
The volunteers weren't all adults, though. I helped take the meat off turkeys for others to cook, and many other kids were handing out desserts or bananas. But you don't have to volunteer at the event to help out. Mr. Clifton definitely wants kids to help. "We have a food bank in Wheat Ridge. Many people stop in for help. We need kids to collect canned goods and boxes of lots of food!"
Mr. Clifton said, "We need food everyday as people need help. They do not have jobs, or lost their jobs. Food is always needed to help those in need. There are always needy people."
For more information on how to help, go to http://www.theworldforjesus.net/Thanksgiving_Outreach.html. You can make a difference today.