Jimmie Hale Mission continues the tradition

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It turned out to be a Happy Thanksgiving for those who were very much in need this holiday.

One place where people who don't have a family nor a place to live, well, got a warm meal was at the Jimmie Hale Mission.

At Thanksgiving dinner, there were about 160 people who got a Thanksgiving meal. Turkey and dressing was included with all of the fixings.

And earlier today, about 200 people showed up for a Thanksgiving lunch at The Mission.

It's something it does every year. They put a lot of work into preparing the meals, but it's a labor of love for the staff.

The Jimmie Hale Mission is a homeless shelter for men, and there's also a recovery program for addicts.

Volunteers serve the meals.

Sandi Legg spent part of her holiday volunteering.

She says God has been good to her and this is something she felt obligated to do to pass on the blessing.

"They are here to get a meal provided by people who love them and want to make sure they have a good Thanksgiving like everyone else does," said Sandi Legg.

Staff members and volunteers with the Jimmie Hale Mission have been spreading love all day long.

This morning they delivered meals to the elderly and shut in.

And there was also a Thanksgiving lunch at the shelter where 200 people were fed.