Updated: November 25, 2020 10:36 PM
Created: November 25, 2020 09:56 PM
As many of us look forward to spending Thanksgiving with our families, Life House is creating change for youth without a home.
On Wednesday afternoon with the help of Rotary 25, Life House served the annual Fall Harvest Feast.
Because of the pandemic, they couldn't all crowd into the kitchen and lobby downtown. So they had a socially distant out the door meal.
Volunteers serving those meals say it means a lot to give back in this time when many are struggling.
"It’s just a great feeling to know that we have an opportunity to give back to the youth who don't have family at this time and especially with the pandemic,” said Life House Youth Center Program Manager Gabe Mayfield.
Rotary 25 donated four turkeys and sixteen pies for the meal. One of the rotary volunteers says he does it to help bring a little light to people's lives as the days get shorter.
“For me personally it's just to continue to create social capital in our city,” said Rotary 25 member Paul Helstrom. “To help form relationships, bring a little cheer to people's lives, bring a bit of light as the sun is setting sooner and rising later. It's just a really important time to remember the people in our community.”
Helstrom also said this year has provided opportunities for self-reflection to consider how we can help our communities.
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