Christmas cheer for those less fortunate

By: Michelle Langowski
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - On this crisp Christmas, those without a place to celebrate the holidays were given a gift.

The Salvation Army in Amarillo provided a warm, home-cooked meal, with all the fixings, for more than 600 homeless in our area.

Organizers say over the past few years they have seen the numbers of those in need increase significantly.

Leroy Anderson has been serving Christmas lunch for five years.

He says, "to let them know that there is hope, that we see them as people too. They're not left out because this is all about them."

Around 100 volunteers spent their Christmas day giving back.

Brenda Panos and her family wanted to serve those in need this Christmas.

She says this is the best gift one can give or receive.

"I think it's really important and bringing our kids down to see that's more important than getting a new Xbox, new phone and all that. Making someone's day brighter is more important."