Lighthouse Mission Ministries in Bellingham is seeking volunteers and donations for its centennial Thanksgiving dinner, which is offered to hundreds of hungry and/or homeless people in the community.
The Lighthouse Mission’s 100th-annual Thanksgiving dinner will be served by dozens of volunteers at noon Thursday, Nov. 23 at the Church of the Assumption’s gymnasium, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The church donates use of the gymnasium for this dinner and anyone who is hungry is welcome. Lighthouse Mission served more than 600 Thanksgiving dinners last year.
This year’s Thanksgiving feast will include roast turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, salad, ice cream and pies. In addition to the food, the community gathering also meets another important need for many.
“Especially over the holidays, nobody likes to be alone,” said Hans Erchinger-Davis, CEO of Lighthouse Mission Ministries. “The dinner gives our guests a place to connect and feel human.
“We want everyone coming to the dinner to know they are loved and cared for, by us and by God — giving community and connection when they are at their loneliest.”
Donations for the meal can be made at http://donate.thelighthousemission.org (write “Thanksgiving” in the comment line) or by calling (360) 671-1562 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. .
Also, volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, assisting the kitchen, serving food, bussing tables and more. Volunteers may email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will then receive an online sign-up access link.
Or Click the Link Here to Create a Volunteer Account and Sign up to Serve! thanksgiving.thelighthousemission.volunteerhub.com
Lighthouse Mission Ministries has been helping people who are homeless since 1923. It cares for up to 310 people each day and provides a continuum of services aimed at ending homelessness through street outreach, enhanced shelters, addiction recovery, spiritual support, and aftercare. To make a donation or volunteer, call (360) 733-5120, or visit www.thelighthousemission.org.