Family spreads Christmas cheer by giving away food to the homeless in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Many spend their Christmas holiday with families and good food, all in the comfort of their own homes. But for others, it looked a little differently.

It's a day of laughter and a day of prayers. A day to be thankful.

"I'm just enjoying the day because I see another Christmas," says Joseph.

He calls the Open Door Ministries in High Point his home.

"I feel love. I feel lots of love," he adds.

Extra loved this Christmas, thanks to people like Donica Turner who organized a special holiday meal.

"Oh, everything is homemade," she says proudly.

She wanted to give back and put out a call on social media.

"I just sent out a message on Facebook, 'Who wants to feed the homeless,' and I just got so many responses and so many people wanted to help out in anyway," said Turner.

Plate after plate, blanket after blanket, Turner and a dozen other volunteers made sure the people who showed up, had a good time.

"Just to see someone else that can be fed, that we can pray, and speak a good word and encourage them...well it just blesses my soul," says Turner.

"I feel like Santa," she laughs.

And for Joseph and so many others who showed up, she did bring the same holiday spirit as Saint Nick.

"I see Christmas all around us," Joseph said. "One thing that's in my mind is just to enjoy this day that I've never seen before."

A precious reminder of what kindness can do for others.

"It's happiness," Joseph says simply. "It's love. It's love that carries all multitudes."

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