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There’s a lot of talk around The Salvation Army about kids this time of year. Our legendary Christmas programs include a number of ways for do gooders to care for kids whose families can’t afford Christmas. But did you know that there are several programs which provide Christmas cheer for senior citizens who have few people in their lives left to care for their needs this time of year?

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Bride donates wedding feast to the hungry

Submitted by on November 16, 2010 – 6 Comments

Wedding Cake

A young woman in Colorado Springs, Colo. turned a painful event into a special night for hungry and homeless people.

The wedding she’d joyfully and meticulously planned for months was not going to happen.

Instead of letting the beautiful hotel banquet hall sit empty and allow the delicious food to be wasted, she offered the meal to people in need.

Her family called Salvation Army Captain John Bennett and with the help of two local bus companies, they filled the room with 150 men, women and children from our shelters.

The bride’s heartbreak was turned into a lovely, unexpected treat for people who are often overlooked or invisible.

:: Click this link to watch an interview with the bride’s dad, Mac Shafer, on NewsFirst5 in Colorado Springs:

We want to thank her and the whole Shafer family for their kindness and generosity.

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