Charitable Homeless Holiday Tradition Coming To An End
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A seven-year tradition that helps homeless North Texans at Christmastime is coming to an end.
Each year the SoupMobile held an event they called Celebrate Jesus Christmas. Each Christmas Eve the event would give 500 men, women and children a hot meal and one night’s stay at the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Monday SoupMobile executive director David Timothy posted a letter online, with the subject line ‘No Room at the Inn’, stating that the Hyatt has declined to participate in the December 2012 event.
According to Timothy, the Celebrate Jesus chairman recently met with Hyatt officials to sign the 2012 contract. It was then that organizers were informed the hotel “would not be having us back.”
Officials with the Hyatt have apparently scheduled hotel remodeling late in the year and said they would be unable to guarantee that the necessary number of rooms would be available.
Now Timothy is asking for help in finding another hotel to host the 2012 event.
In his letter, Timothy wrote, “Christ was turned away at the inn 2,000 years ago. Let’s work together to make sure 500 of his precious children are not turned away this coming Christmas.”
Timothy is asking that anyone with ideas or offers of assistance email him personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 375-5022.