CUTBM Holds Early Thanksgiving Feast For The Homeless 11/23/13
CBS 7 News
November 23, 2013
MIDLAND, TX-Despite these freezing temperatures, one church that serves the homeless, held a very special thanksgiving service this morning.
Evan Rogers, the founder of Church Under The Bridge Midland (CUTBM), says it doesn't matter how hot or how cold it gets, they will always hold their service and try their best to reach as many homeless people as they can.
Dozens volunteered this morning to serve everything from hot chocolate to all the holiday favorites.
This thanksgiving feast was made for those who have no home, or family to celebrate with this coming Thursday.
Timothy Hunter, who lives on the streets of Midland, lost half of his right foot and all of his toes on his left foot, due to frostbite that he caught during one very cold winter here in Midland. He says he's especially grateful for this unique church.
“They don’t have to do this, they don’t have to feed us, or help us with clothing, and whatever they can, so it’s really a blessing that we have people who come out here like this," said Hunter.
Rogers says they have a busy weekend and week ahead of them, for every night the temperature drops below 32-degrees, both his ministry and Jesus House of Odessa, will be going out on night strikes to provide the homeless with 0-degree sleeping bags, warm clothing and food.
“For the people who live on the streets it's very important that we show them that we’re up to bat for them regardless, and we’re going to be here whether its snowing, raining, whether it's 20-degrees, or not, were going to be here," said Rogers.
The church is always in need of donations and helping hands. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can visit CUTBM’s facebook, or website by clicking on the following links: