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Friday, November 30, 2007


This fellow was working the Salvation Army Kettle yesterday outside the grocery store. I have seen him around town, he seems very friendly. So I plonked a handful of change from my ashtray into his kettle, introduced myself, shook his hand and asked if I could take his photo. He very cheerfully agreed. I don't know what this fellows story is, but I admire anyone willing to stand and do this work in the cold, as an act of charity. I emailed a copy to the Sally Ann office, so hopefully , he will get to see it!

The Sally Ann, as it is affectionately nick-named, takes in a lot of Maple Ridge homeless. When the weather gets as cool as it has been this past couple of weeks, there are a lot of grateful people take comfort in the charity this organization provides. They also have a soup kitchen three times a day and a mobile unit for food and hot drinks for street people. Often times, the people manning these kettles are former homeless folks, trying to do something to give back to the community.
(Matthew 25 : 35, 36, 40)'
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'


Kerri Farley said...

I think this is the True Christmas Spirit!
Nice shot and thank you for sharing it!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

As a member of the Montego Bay Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, thanks for your donation to a very worthy cause! :-)

Here Salvation Army volunteers are usually the ones manning teh kettles. Last year some members of the advisory board went out there and manned the kettles for a day!

photowannabe said...

Thoughtful post and the scripture is right. That is truely the Christmas spirit.