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Strums of the guitar and a warm meal: This Christmas Eve hundreds of Louisville's homeless shared brunch with their friends. Strums of the guitar and a warm meal: This Christmas Eve hundreds of Louisville's homeless shared brunch with their friends.
"I was with my current husband and we lost our apartment," said Michelle Decker. "I've lost my job and I've lost my car all within the same week and hadn't had much luck since then." "I was with my current husband and we lost our apartment," said Michelle Decker. "I've lost my job and I've lost my car all within the same week and hadn't had much luck since then."

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Strums of the guitar and a warm meal: This Christmas Eve hundreds of Louisville's homeless shared brunch with their friends.

"Knowing that I actually have someone that really loves me and really cares and willing to be there for me and support me and get me out of this situation," said a participant.

Warm coffee, biscuits and gravy, eggs, ham, sausage and pancakes served by Jefferson Street Baptist Church volunteers as they read scripture and gave teachings; filling souls and stomachs at the same time.

"I was with my current husband and we lost our apartment," said Michelle Decker. "I've lost my job and I've lost my car all within the same week and hadn't had much luck since then."

Her husband found contract work in Turkey, leaving her here alone and living at the Salvation Army. But Decker won't let the cold outside ice over her heart.

"I've gotten a lot of encouragement both mentally and spiritually."

"When they come here we're one of the few places in their life where people know their name," explained a volunteer. "They actually know who they are as people and so this is really for many people the only time they're going to sit down and share a Christmas meal with somebody that knows them."

There are hundreds of people in Louisville, homeless or in shelters, who need help.

"The birth of Christ changed everything for us and we want to celebrate that with folks that are going through such tragic and dark times," said a volunteer. "So our goal is to extend compassion."

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