Food intended for canceled Greensboro wedding given to homeless

The Salvation Army

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A canceled reception in Greensboro led to a special meal for homeless people at the Salvation Army.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports a man who asked to remain anonymous called Salvation Army in October, telling them his son had canceled his wedding that had been scheduled for Dec. 1.

Executive director Jackie Lucas says the Greensboro man wanted to donate the reserved hotel ball room and 90 meals to the shelter.

Eighty-four residents of the shelter and six staff members attended the dinner Saturday night.

Lucas says when the man met with her at the center, he decided to do more. She says his church collected toiletries and supplies for the residents. They also bought pillows for all the residents and teddy bears for the children.

This article was provided by The Associated Press.  (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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