Cherry Street Mission Ministries opens doors for Christmas breakfast and dinner
TOLEDO, Ohio —
A lot of people spend the holidays with family and friends, but not everyone has a roof over their head.
That's why Cherry Street Mission Ministries opened its doors Christmas Day.
It was a full day of food, fun, and warmth for many who may not get that on a daily basis. Cherry Street Mission Ministries hosted a Christmas breakfast and dinner for the homeless on Monday, thanks to the help of several volunteers, including Carol Kelley.
"These people deserve to have a good Christmas as well as anyone else in the world, and it's the least I can do. I'm retired. I don't have a ready source of income, but I can volunteer myself."
Throughout the day on Christmas, Cherry Street welcomed in people during a cold day to participate in art work, singing and dancing, and a full day worth of food.
Because of donations, Cherry Street was able to provide enough food for 1,000 meals, if needed.
"I think they serve a very useful function. A lot of these people would not have Christmas dinner, would not have dinner of any kind," said Kelley.
The day was spent in the Mac Street Cafe, located inside the Life Revitalization Center. Cherry Street President Dan Rogers released a statement to the community saying, "it is because of you, our generous community that we continue to serve those in need all year long, and offer hope 24-7-365."
Carol Kelley has been happily volunteering since September, and welcomed the community to join in.
"It's the least you can do, to help another person. If you've got the means to do it, why not do it?"