12 Days of Giving ~ Day 6

On Saturday we made a Christmas dinner for the men at MANA house.  MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) house is a transitional living facility for Veterans by Veterans.  Every year we enjoy taking dinner to the homeless Veterans at the MANA house.  Our church partners with MANA house to provide a dinner on Saturdays to the 30 residents when the kitchen is closed.
 With other members of our church we made and served ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, green beans, corn bread and cookies and cake.  We were responsible for the spiral sliced hams, cookies, cake and drinks.
 Life is so full and busy, especially this time of year.  Kaitlin had a birthday party for one of her best friends and Hailey and Karlie were at the church's student Christmas party.  That left just Hank, Max and me to serve at MANA house.
 Hank didn't mind being the only kid.  He got to go through the halls and ring the dinner bell.  The Veterans always enjoy seeing kids.  We got to hear some of their stories and how they ended up homeless.  For some of these men who are older and injured or ill, it is hard to imagine them getting back on their feet.  The MANA house is such a wonderful organization, I just wish there were hundreds more of them.
It was great to be able to do something small and serve a meal to those who have done so much and served our country.

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