Today was a great day. The weather was gorgeous, the 183 meals served were delicious and everyone was engaged and happy.
Our sweet friend, Campbell Haven, joined us today. You may remember Campbell from a recent story we posted. We met Campbell when he was homeless and on the receiving side of buffet line. Through a lot of hard work and the gift of a strong support system, Campbell has turned his life around and he’s giving back to his community in abundance, including volunteering with our organization.
We also enjoyed a surprise visit from a couple whose apartment we furnished yesterday. Despite having a cozy pad to hang out in, they took multiple buses to get into town simply to say thank you for turning their empty apartment into a home.
We want to thank all of our volunteers for coming out today to spread cheer and encouragement to our homeless friends. Our volunteers who come out week after week build the foundation that is required for our homeless friends to trust us and allow us to help them.
We also want to thank everyone who participated in our campaign to help Campbell obtain everything he needed to turn his house into a home. You guys never stop giving and your generosity is really appreciated.
Finally, a HUGE thank you to the Holt family who donated every last thing in their late father’s home to #directhope. We were able to furnish a 1 bedroom apartment and a 2 bedroom apartment for two of our friends who transitioned out of tents and will be spending Thanksgiving in their own homes this holiday season.
We are so blessed to have such strong community support. Thank you for all that you do. Always.