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Chattanooga's homeless aren't forgotten on Easter Sunday

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Jeffery Braswell says he wouldn't have had an Easter dinner Sunday night.

“I’ve been collecting these bags. I’m in the process of going through it though,” said Braswell.

Union Gospel Mission volunteers served Braswell and dozens of others a traditional Easter dinner Sunday. 
“Ham, green beans, corn, potato salad, rolls, sweet tea, most of it comes from our volunteers,” said Rector 

Jon Rector with Union Gospel Mission says the ministry just wants to be a blessing to those who have fallen on hard times. 

“It’s really about showing love like Jesus did. When he came, he didn't have to do what he did. So that's what we are out here doing just showing love,” said Rector. 

Rector says next year one of us could be in the food lines. 

“Basically we are just one or two paychecks away from being homeless or needy. If we aren't going to minister to these folks, who is going to minister to us when we need somebody,” said Rector. 

Braswell says he's thankful volunteers with the mission are thinking about him and others.

“It feels like there is no hope, but Christians who come down here and feed the homeless, it gives us a whole lot of hope,” said Braswell.
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