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Celebrating Thanksgiving at Abraham's Tent

By Charlie Bartlett - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – They're people just like me and you, except they don't have a home for the holiday.  For many years, Abraham's Tent has been serving up Thanksgiving dinner to the lake area's less fortunate.

"I appreciate it very much. God has really blessed this place," said Ron Guidry.

"My heart is filled so much and so is my stomach.  That's a clear sign that everything was good," said Albert Payne.

"It's very special. It was a great meal and they're good people," said Roger Richard.

Pearl Cole, Director of Abraham's Tent doesn't just help out on this holiday, but everyday for people who need help.

"It's really great to be able to serve them the same type of meal that families are enjoying all over the city today," said Pearl Cole.

Mrs. Cole had many volunteers to help serve the food including Cassondra and Lilly Guilbeau; wife and daughter of American Press sports writer Brian Guilbeau.  Brian passed away nearly two weeks ago from cystic fibrosis. On this day of thanks, they're serving in Brian's name.

"It felt good. It's something that we wanted to do for a long time and we knew this was going to be a very difficult Thanksgiving for us.  We thought what a better time to spend our time doing something for other people to honor Brian's memory," said Cassondra Guilbeau.

"The best part for me was when I was giving people some drinks," said Lilly Guilbeau.

Mrs. Cole was blessed to have them there when they've already been through so much.

"It was great to have her for Thanksgiving today. It's helped her and she's been a help to us," said Cole.

For the people who depend on the generosity of Abraham's Tent, they're thankful they're not turned away and won't go hungry. 

"It means a whole to the community for this place to be here. If this place wouldn't be here, we would have no where to go and nothing to eat," said John Margie.

"They always help us.  It's a blessing to be able to come and have something to eat every day," said Richard.

Thanksgiving Day, a reminder to everyone to be thankful for what you have and if you can help someone who needs it.

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