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The non-profit organization OKC hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless veterans < Oklahoma

While many will be surrounded by friends and family on Thanksgiving, some of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable may be spending the holiday alone. An Oklahoma City nonprofit is doing its part to ensure some of our nation’s heroes receive a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Paseo Avenue hosted its first-ever Thanksgiving dinner for homeless veterans as a small token to show someone cares. “We are here. We are a family here. We support each other,” said Kim Hubbard of Paseo Avenues. That is the goal Hubbard has set out to achieve with Paseo Avenues. The organization helps unplaced senior military veterans and disabled adults find help. “Life happens. It’s not always a person’s fault why they’re homeless,” Hubbard said. Paseo Avenue serves as an emergency shelter and assists with job hunting, life skills and resource finding for veterans who are going through tough times. “She’s been a huge help to me. She cares deeply about people,” said Charles Rodgers, U.S. Army. Rodgers served in the Army for 20 years. He came into Paseo Avenue’s custody and said it changed his life. “It’s been 112 days since I’ve been clean,” Rodgers said of First Thanksgiving Meal. “It’s been almost five years. This will be the first meal I’ve had instead of crackers and ramen noodles in five years. I’m actually going to get my stomach full this year,” Rodgers said. Hubbard is a veteran herself. “For someone to say on Thanksgiving that they haven’t eaten in five years makes me sleep better at night. I feel like my mission is being accomplished,” Hubbard said. As we officially enter the Christmas season, Hubbard has a simple message: “Show love and share love. Don’t be so judgmental when you see the man on the street corner,” Hubbard said. The organization is located in the Paseo and you can find more information on their website. They are only about five months old and need donations such as clothes and toiletries. You can also volunteer.

While many will be surrounded by friends and family on Thanksgiving, some of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable may be spending the holiday alone.

An Oklahoma City nonprofit is doing its part to ensure some of our nation’s heroes get a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Paseo Avenue hosted its first-ever Thanksgiving dinner for homeless veterans, just as a small token to show someone cares.

“We are here. We are a family here. We support each other,” said Kim Hubbard of Paseo Avenues.

That is the goal Hubbard wants to achieve with Paseo Avenues. The organization helps unplaced senior military veterans and disabled adults find help.

“Life happens. It’s not always a person’s fault why they’re homeless,” Hubbard said.

Paseo Avenue serves as an emergency shelter, assisting with job searches, life skills, and finding resources for veterans who have fallen on hard times.

“She helped me a lot. She cares deeply about people,” said Charles Rodgers, US Army.

Rodgers served in the Army for 20 years. He came into Paseo Avenue’s custody and said it changed his life.

“It’s been 112 days since I’ve been clean,” Rodgers said.

As a token of celebration and appreciation, to show the veterans that someone cares, the nonprofit organization hosted its first Thanksgiving dinner.

“It’s been almost five years. This will be the first meal I’ve had instead of crackers and ramen noodles in five years. I’m actually going to get my stomach full this year,” Rodgers said.

Hubbard is a veteran herself.

“If someone says on Thanksgiving that they haven’t eaten in five years — it gives me a good night’s sleep. I feel like my mission is being accomplished,” Hubbard said.

As we officially enter the holiday season, Hubbard has a simple message.

“Show love and share love. Don’t be so judgmental when you see the man on the street corner,” Hubbard said.

The organization is located in the Paseo and you can find more information on their website. They are only about five months old and need donations such as clothes and toiletries.

You can also volunteer.

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