Don't take Thanksgiving for granted
During the Thanksgiving holiday, I often think of people who don’t have the luxuries I enjoy. Those who don’t have contact with families, who don’t have a delicious home-cooked meal, and who don’t have a place to call home.
Many families volunteer at local soup kitchens and shelters to help those people, but this year, I hope people also decide to volunteer on Dec. 9, one day that makes a huge difference.
Project Homeless Connect is a one-stop event hosted by The Key Alliance for homeless individuals and families where they are able to receive a broad range of services from legal services to pet care. Last year thousands of services were provided in one day.
I hope that you choose to give back during the holidays by volunteering at PHC Nashville (www.thekeyalliance.org). By doing so, you will help the homeless overcome barriers to housing. That way, they will hopefully be able to enjoy some of the things we take for granted on Thanksgiving — contact with families, home-cooked meals, and a place to call home next year during the holidays.
Casey Milleson, 37209