'Lunch With The Homeless Day' bringing together community and homeless residents

'Lunch With The Homeless Day' bringing together community and homeless residents

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Salvation Army is celebrating National Salvation Army Week with the community members they serve.

'Lunch With The Homeless Day' is The Salvation Army's way of bringing Amarillo residents and the homeless community a little closer together.

On Tuesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can share a meal with a homeless person at The Salvation Army headquarters for just $5.

However, any member of the homeless community is invited to eat for free.

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Major Harvey Johnson with the salvation army said this is a chance for people to embrace our homeless neighbors and be a companion they might need in the midst of difficult times.

"Understanding that homeless people are just like anybody else, you know, they're mamas, they have children. There's adults that meet with disappointments and some failures. There's people with expectations," he said. "There's mamas celebrating mother's day today. So they're just like everyone else and having a chance just to know someone that cares and sit there and have a meal together is very important."

This week The Salvation Army will be thanking the generous donors, businesses and volunteers that have helped them make a difference in our community.

"We're not asking you to volunteer, we're not asking you to cut a check," said Johnson. "We're just asking you to be with us and have lunch and experience community with perhaps people that you would never associate with."

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