If you are looking for a place to eat or a place to serve this Thanksgiving, Johnson City’s nonprofit agencies have extended an open invitation for a series of free holiday meals for the community.
With Wednesday’s daytime high of 33 degrees the bright spot in this week’s forecast, local shelters are working overtime to protect everyone they can from the dangerous cold that has gripped the region.
With overnight temperatures forecast to drop into the teens and single digits through the end of next week, Johnson City’s homeless shelters are encouraging everyone to come in from the cold.
For his Thanksgiving afternoon, 7-year-old Myles Booker stood outside the Haven of Mercy with his father and handed out drinks to those who came by for a meal.
For anyone looking for a place eat or a place to serve this Thanksgiving, Johnson City’s emergency kitchens have a place for you.
"Giving is better than receiving” was more than just a common Christmas adage to the volunteers at Johnson City’s Haven of Mercy on Sunday.
It wouldn’t quite be Thanksgiving without the ‘thanks’ and the ‘giving’.
Scattered among Johnson City’s neighborhoods, you can find rope and tarp tents; hastily assembled shelters against the winter elements.
Room was hard to come by at the Haven of Mercy Friday as volunteers and guests for the shelter’s annual Christmas Day meal filled the building with gifts, the smell of Christmas dinner — and a healthy dose of holiday spirit.
The Haven of Mercy is inviting the community to its annual Christmas dinner with Santa and toys for every child every child who comes through the doors.
What is faith without works?
• Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Salvation Army Center of Hope, 200 Ashe St.
The Haven of Mercy shelter on West Millard Street is preparing for what will likely be the largest Thanksgiving feast in town.