The Union Gospel Mission announces its Community Christmas Dinner will be held on Friday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Chattanooga. A traditional Christmas meal if offered to anyone who wants to join them.
"We will serve approximately 300-400 dinners that include turkey, ham, corn, green beans, potatoes, roll, drink and dessert. This gives us an awesome opportunity to share God's love in a physical and real way," organizers said. "We will also be giving away things like coats, hats, gloves, clothes, personal hygiene items and more.
"How can you help? We are always looking for help with these kinds of events. Pray. Pray that God will be honored and that we might be able to help those in need. Volunteer. Would you like to come and help us serve this meal? You can get more information and/or register to volunteer here. Donate. Can you donate a ham or some cans of green beans, or maybe some other item from our menu? Do you have some personal hygiene items, blankets, coats, hats, or warm clothes that you would like to donate for us to give away? These items can also be dropped off at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
"We are also excited to be working with a local group - Molly Mattered Project Hope. They will be handing out backpacks to our guests, as long as they last.
"Can you partner with us financially, to help offset the cost of these dinners? You can give online here."
You can provide:
- 5 meals = $14.15
- 10 meals = $23.80
- 25 meals = $59.50
- 50 meals = $141.50
- 100 meals = $238.00
For more information, call 423-752-4998 or email email@example.com.