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Thanksgiving is coming a little early to some residents in need.
The Elev8 Young Adults Ministry at Praise Assembly of God church is stepping up and feeding more than 300 people Thursday, a week before the holiday. They are also giving each household in the Country Side mobile home park a bag of groceries. It all started out as an idea, earlier this summer.
When Praise Assembly threw a barbecue for the mobile home park, the residents lives touched those of several members of the ministry team. Fred Montoya was one of them. "We kind of joked around and said, 'hey let's do a thanksgiving dinner' and before i knew it, God was saying, it's not a joke anymore, you're going to go ahead and do this Thanksgiving dinner," says Montoya.
On the eve of the event, Montoya is preparing for the big day and reflecting on those he and the other volunteers will be helping. "Times are rough, and they're really working hard but they just don't have it to provide everything they can, and we want to be that extra help and provide what it is they're missing this holiday season," says Montoya. And they're doing it with more than just food. A rack of donated clothing will be available as well.
Meanwhile, Montoya says the greatest gift he hopes residents take away is the opportunity to eat as a family. "That was the best thing for me growing up was just having dinner with my brothers and my mom and dad, and the best thing for me is just seeing the smiles on peoples face getting ready to go have a great meal," says Montoya.
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