Fort Wayne, IN. (WFFT)- The howling wind and dropping temperatures have shown no mercy for those without a place to rest and celebrate Christmas.
This Christmas they have a place to go and something to look forward to.
"We have mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey, and it smells wonderful, and pumpkin, rolls and sugar cream pie,"Laurie Brumbaugh said.
The Rescue Mission is giving the homeless a hearty meal with over two thousand meals ready to be served.
"It's very important our doors are open 365 days a year serving three meals a day, but the holiday meals are so important because you don't know if that person is maybe truly homeless or just doesn't have any family," she added.
A husband and wife celebrated Christmas a day early just to make this day memorable for someone else.
"We had our christmas last night. We had our family come over and we spent the night with them. today we're kind of resting and recouperating," Jerry Outman said.
"It's a way to help the people in the community that need it. Our door has always been an open door so this is just another way to give back,"Dawn Outman said.
Hundreds of volunteers have seen faces come down the line just grateful that they don't have to worry about where there next meal is coming from.
Volunteers said they don't want anyone to lack Christmas spirit, and that this experience is not only filling bellies, but filling hearts.
- Rescue Mission feeds the homeless for Christmas
- Rescue Mission feeds over 3,000 for Thanksgiving
- Rescue Mission kicks off hunger and homelessness awareness week
- Rescue Mission provides feeling of home with Christmas dinner
- Rescue Mission serves 2,000 people for Easter
- More than $16,000 donated to Rescue Mission
- Rescue Mission receives grant from AEP Foundation
- Rescue Mission prepping for Thanksgiving meal, holidays
- Rescue Mission ready for Thanksgiving meal
- More people staying at Rescue Mission as temperatures drop