DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Thanksgiving is a time for turkey, football and spending time with family.
Some might not to be fortunate enough to experience any of those on their own this thanksgiving so a few organizations in Dothan set out to change that.
Living Hope, Moma Tina’s Rescue Mission and Love in Action International Ministries were just a few who serve more than one thousand meals to people throughout the Wiregrass.
“We wanted to just contribute to the community by feeding them on Thanksgiving,” Living Hope Coordinator Michelle Michel said.
Moma Tina’s has been handing out thanksgiving meals for the past 13 years, but the plan started more than 25 years ago.
“It was a vision that Pastor Glasgow Pastor Kenneth Glasgow had while he was incarcerated in 1994 was to come back clean up where he messed up,” “Moma” Tina Glasgow said.
Love in Action has been serving Thanksgiving meals for more than a decade.
“People who we serve their wonderful people they are often alone and they kind of feel unloved and don’t have a lot of hope,” Love in Action International Ministries President Ken Tuck said.
For Living Hope’s Michelle Michel, today is all about the bonding.
“There are some people who have no families and they don’t want to spend Thanksgiving alone so we set up tables and they can stay here and we can fellowship with them and just make Thanksgiving a pleasant day for them,” Michel said.
Several people spent their time volunteering.
“It shows what an awesome community we live in to have people all these volunteers come out the families come out on a day that traditionally people stay at home and they eat and then watch football and go to sleep,” Tuck said.
“Moma” Tina will be handing out another 700 meals Christmas Day.
To help volunteer, you can contact Moma Tina’s Rescue Mission at (334)699-6886
Living Hope will have a toy program for their clients.
To donate toys, you drop them off at Living Hope Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.