Union Gospel Holds Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Union Gospel Mission helped feed hundreds in our community today.

They held their annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. People could come to get dinner, receive supplies through the mission’s blessing bags, and gather clothing from donations in our community. They even got a live performance to enjoy.

This event came in the wake of the Mission’s assistance of those who were evicted from the Budgetel in East Ridge.

Kimberly George Race, the director of George Communications which does communications for the Union Gospel Mission, said of the quick turnaround for Union Gospel Mission that, “The Union Gospel Mission has been serving this community for 70 years. That’s not possible without our community support, and our community is a generous one. They stepped up after we served most of our blessing bags last week to the Budgetel residents that were evicted, and we had to replenish those.”

Steven Cade, the country musician who performed at today’s dinner, said that, “I’m here today to support the Union Gospel Mission and bringing music, because music is healing; it’s a therapy; it’s a modality. I just thought by playing some of my songs and by keeping the mood and spirits up and festive, it would be a great thing for the folks here that are getting fed by this wonderful mission here.”

The Union Gospel Mission also wants to thank Duoloyi Ministries for helping them set up the event. They will be holding more community events in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas. If you would like to learn more about the Union Gospel Mission, their website is at https://www.theuniongospelmission.org/.

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