Local ministry warming hearts and spirits this Thanksgiving holiday

What better way to spend a holiday than to put smiles on the faces of the elderly and less fortunate people in our own community.
Carpenter Ministries will be hosting its 21st Annual People Who Care Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 22 in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church, at 207 Allday St. in Atlanta, located one block west of the Atlanta Police Department.  
“Each year we serve and deliver meals to anyone who may not otherwise have an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal,” said Pam Clayton. “Many of these are elderly who have no family and will not receive their Meals-on-Wheels lunch for the holiday and are unable to come to the facility to eat.”
“There are also those, who because of financial hardship are unable to provide for their family this meal,” she added. “Or those who have no family and would otherwise spend this day alone. We do not charge for this meal regardless of financial status or circumstances.”
Clayton said the ministry is looking for volunteers this holiday season to serve and/or deliver meals; donate prepared ready to serve turkey and/or ham, side dishes or desserts; contribute financially; help with clean-up; or simply to mingle and fellowship with those who come to the center for a meal.
Volunteers are free to come as they have time to serve from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Meals will be served and delivered from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Nov 22.
Senior Citizens can have a meal delivered to them by calling 903-826-4004 between 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning only. It is recommended that no calls need to be made before then, and no pre-orders will be taken.   
For more information on volunteering, call Pam Clayton at 903-826-4004. All financial donations are tax deductible, 501c3. Checks can be made to: Carpenter Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 43, Atlanta, TX  75551. 
Take time this holiday season to reach out to those in need and put a smile on the faces of the less fortunate. 

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