Union Gospel Mission Serves Christmas Lunch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)-Despite the cold, the homeless population in Chattanooga had access to a hot meal today.

The Union Gospel Mission held its annual Christmas lunch on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Performance Hall. They say that over 250 people were served during such a critical time with not just the weather, but the holidays.

Kimberly George-Race, who handles communications for the Union Gospel Mission with George Communications, said that, “A lot of folks asked us today, “Are you guys still going to serve? I know that we’ve been planning it but it’s going to be so cold.” John’s response, the executive director (of the Union Gospel Mission) was “If folks can live in this weather, we can stand out here for a couple of hours and feed them to make they have a good Christmas meal.”

The Union Gospel Mission is also donating meals to various homeless camps around the city, and will be providing services throughout the weekend.

To donate to the Union Gospel Mission, visit their website at https://www.theuniongospelmission.org/

 

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