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The St. Francis House Hosts Christmas Dinner For The Community

Published: Dec. 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM EST
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A Christmas dinner filled with delicious foods including mashed potatoes, green beans, turkey and most importantly desert...

The St. Francis House has a community supporting them and those who receive help from the organization. Beth Hammock volunteers at The St. Francis House. On Christmas day she was there serving the community and she said she gets so much enjoyment from serving others.

"Personally, I'd rather be serving than soaking it all in because I get more of a personal pleasure helping people," said Hammock. "To spreading the seed, thanking God that I get the opportunity to help people and just spreading his love everywhere."

Aretha Carter is the Food Coordinator for The St. Francis House. She said everyone who needed a meal was invited to attend the Christmas dinner. Carter said normally a blue card is needed to access the shelter but that rule was waived for Christmas. She said the organization makes the guests feel special during the holiday season.

"We're just making sure the homeless get a meal. They can come in and also, they're getting gifts hats, scarves and blankets," said Carter. "Other things to help keep them warm when they are not inside."

Carter said there are a few words to describe the Christmas day volunteers at The St. Francis House.

"It says that they are very special and kind-hearted people for one," said Carter.