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DENVER -- Even though Charles Wadsager has been homeless for ten years, he finds a sense of family at Urban Outreach Denver’s Thanksgiving dinner.
“Without the pastor, without the churches and the people doing the feeds a lot of us wouldn’t live out here, because you can’t live without anything being in your stomach,” said Wadsager.
Not only is Urban Outreach Denver filling those stomachs with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but it's also sending a message of encouragement for the homeless.
Organizers also passed out socks and sweats so peple can stay warm out in the cold. Everything was donated by churches around the country.
“We do it because I want to give the group down here, the population of the homeless and the hurting here in inner city Denver -- we’re here to give them a church for themselves,” said Urban Outreach Pastor Isaac Olivarez.
Urban Outreach not only provides Thanksgiving dinner, it feeds around a hundred homeless people in Denver every Thursday.
“They begin to trust us when we tell them they’re not invisible, that they’re not forgotten, we know who they are and we love them, but that Jesus knows who they are and he loves them too,” said Olivarez.
Laura Vieau has volunteered with the group for years and said we can all learn from this Thanksgiving dinner.
“Just reach out to people. It doesn’t matter who they are or what they look like. It doesn’t matter, because they have a story to tell and they really need someone to tell the story to,” said Vieau.