Covenant Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless
November 30, 2012, by Nelson O. Tyrone III P.C.
This year the Tyrone Law Firm helped sponsor the Covenant Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless. Held each year, the Dinner is put on by the men in the Covenant program and former graduates of the program ("The Men of Hope"). The men help collect money for the dinner throughout the year. They shop together for the food then spend several days preparing homemade turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans and rolls. (Members of All Saints Episcopal Church often provide homemade desserts). The Dinner feeds from 350 to 500 homeless on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year. This year, most likely due to the economy, donations for the dinner were down. Tyrone Law Firm purchased $500.00 worth of additional turkeys for the men to prepare so they didn't run out of food. Nelson Tyrone has been a Member of the Board of Covenant since 2007 and has participated in the Thanksgiving Dinner each year since 2000. Nelson and the men (and another board member) are seen below shopping for groceries at Sam's Club the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
If you struggle with addiction, or are interested in helping support Covenant Communities' work, please visit the website at www.covenantatlanta.org to learn more about the work that Covenant does.
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Covenant Community is a residential life stabilization program for addicted men, located on the Spring Street side of our campus. Most residents arrive after detoxification to live in the Covenant Community for six to nine months, building a new life without addiction and learning new life skills to enable their success. Upon successfully completing the program, the men move to Sterne House, a drug-free residence. Parishioners participate primarily through preparing and eating Monday night suppers with the residents. A commitment can be as simple as preparing and sharing one meal during the year.