As kitchen supervisor of the Upper Room Mission, on behalf of myself, staff and many volunteers, I would like to thank the community for their generous donations for Thanksgiving dinner 2012. We served 180 hungry and grateful people.
Thank you all for dropping off the many turkeys, cranberry sauce, potatoes, carrots and all kinds of squash, veggies, fruit, you name it.
Without the kindness of all of you, we would not be able to do what we do, and that is feed and nourish mind, body and soul to the homeless and less fortunate. The Lord knows who to send, and we thank you for responding.
I would like to share with all of you a letter that was dropped off to me a couple of days after the Thanksgiving dinner.
It is as follows (I will sign it anonymous, out of respect for the person that wrote it):
Hi kitchen people!
Tues. Oct. 9, 2012
Linda and staff – To all of you in the kitchen – Everyone else; Bev, Dan – Just a simple thank you for making my Thanksgiving such a beautiful day. Not only was the meal simply lovely, but the love and and friendship in that room made everything worthwhile.
I went down there feeling sorry for myself, no family left to cook for. By the time I left, I felt I had family all around me.
From the time Dan greeted me at the door with a big welcoming smile, to the handsome young man who eagerly served me my dinner.
You’ve got the young involved – wonderful. You are all so precious for caring so much.