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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Thanksgiving is a time when families gather around a dinner table inside a warm home to give thanks for their many blessings. But what if there is no home or family.
Shepherd of the Gulf, a coast organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless, is taking Thanksgiving dinner into the woods.
"Home is somewhere, where the heart is," said Joseph Spivey.
Spivey is one of about 15 homeless people living in a wooded area in Gulfport. He blames no one but himself for his situation.
"The reason I'm in the woods? I'll give you a short, level sentence: My own mess ups. My own mess ups and I can't blame it on anyone else. But yet still I'm trying to get myself together, " explained Spivey.
Lynda Favre is the founder of Shepherd of the Gulf. She has a soft spot in her heart for the homeless, and said she never judges anyone.
"Jesus was homeless. He didn't have an address. He walked and he ministered to people. Circumstances could be from losing a job, losing housing, losing transportation and ending up calling me for a tent," said Favre.
There are no dining tables in tents, but Favre wants to make sure each person has something for Thanksgiving dinner. But she'll need help to make that happen.
"Whatever the public would like to offer, a cooked dish. Just think of the Thanksgiving meal of what you might be having on Thanksgiving for your family and just think of sharing that same thing for people less fortunate," explained Favre.
In addition to donations, Favre could use help delivering the Thanksgiving meals and making sure the homeless aren't alone on this holiday.
If you can help with the Thanksgiving meal, you can contact Lynda Favre at (228) 229-8980.
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