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Salvation Army of Abilene served warm meals for Christmas

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For many Christmas is spent at home with family and loved ones, and some spent their Christmas serving others. ABILENE, Texas -

 

The Salvation Army of Abilene hosted their annual Christmas meal.

 

Hot meals were served hot meals to those without a home and people facing struggle as well as anyone who wanted to attend.

 

One volunteer, Carlton Bell said this was his second year helping. When asked about his family, Bell said, “my family is me.” He said that everyone deserves a Christmas meal.

 

“This could be me and I realized that nobody asks to be in this kind of a spot,” Bell said.

 

A woman attending the event, Pamela McLemore said she and her husband have a home but they have been struggling financially. McLemore said the volunteers at the Salvation Army made her feel at home.

 

"It means a whole lot because it's hard times for some people and it's a place to share the holiday season," McLemore said.

 

Bell said that he’s thankful he has the opportunity give back and he hopes that by serving he can touch people’s lives.

 

“One would hope that it touches them in a way that they understand that there is a God who cares, and we all believe that here,” Bell said.

 

The Salvation Army of Abilene is in need of donations. They said a lot of their money went to Houston and other areas that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 

If you’d like to donate you can visit them or give them a call.

 

Salvation Army of Abilene

1726 Butternut St, Abilene, TX 79602

(325) 677-1408

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