Area Churches Help Wilmington Homeless Population

DECEMBER 18, 2005 -- The Christmas season is about giving and helping others. Some people in our area were spreading Christmas cheer to those who need it the most.

Inner City Ministries held the 6th Annual Christmas Party for the Homeless on Sunday at the Coastline Convention Center.

The party gave Wilmington's homeless population a chance to get a hot Christmas dinner. Fifty volunteers from area churches were on hand to serve more than 250 people who came for a meal.

Pastor Mel Smith and his wife Linda helped organize the event. They say it's important for people to help those less fortunate, especially during the holiday season.

Each Sunday, the Inner City Homeless Ministry holds a church service at Red Cross and 4th Streets. They offer a meal after the service.

If you would like to donate to the ministry, you can call their office at 686-5308.