This class of ladies from the Girls Preparatory School took time from their testing last week to come help us prepare for Christmas Eve. They came in after the volunteers and did a large amount of work to finalize our preparations. They were such an incredible help!
Ben put up a twelve foot tree in the middle of the gym. The gym is the location for Christmas Eve gifts for the homeless. Volunteers are coming tomorrow to work in the gym and decorate for Christmas.
Many times nonprofits discuss what they need for the ministry. We would like to share another example of God's supply. This year for our Christmas Eve coat giveaway, we have an incredible supply of coats. The large inventory has built up over time. Thank you to so many of you…
Ben teaches a Steps of Faith class. He is doing a wonderful job as the new program director.
The Steps of Faith men did not waste any time starting the Christmas celebration. They decorated several rooms including the classroom.
In case you missed it, these are links to the news coverage of the Mission on Thanksgiving Day. WRCBtv News Channel 3, https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/41384677/chattanooga-rescue-mission-feeds-hundreds-in-need-for-thanksgiving WTVC News Channel 9 https://www.facebook.com/wtvcnewschannel9/videos/575785713245760/?v=575785713245760 WDEF News Channel 12 https://wdef.com/2019/11/28/chattanooga-rescue-mission-provides-thanksgiving-meal/
Wikipedia describes Giving Tuesday as "It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season." We appreciate the support we receive from our faithful donors during the holidays and throughout the year.
Two things that made our Thanksgiving special this year were the decorations and the gift table. We would like to thank a couple of our faithful volunteers, Angela and Jennifer. They made these additions a huge success!
We have received 182 desserts donated for the meal tomorrow. That is a new record! We want to thank the many people across Chattanooga who brought desserts. Also, thank you to all of you who have helped us spread the word through social media. It has made a difference!
Turkeys are coming out of the oven! Samuel is cooking 20 turkeys for our big day tomorrow. If you and your family are in the area, please drop in and eat with us. We serve from 11 am to 2 pm on 11/28/19.