The Saturday before Thanksgiving saw the final chapter of a ministry to the area’s homeless that began 18 years ago.
“On Jan. 20, 2007, Pastor Roger Gardner and his wife Kimmi, along with a small group of volunteers, began serving hot meals and providing basic life supplies to the inner-city poor on Saturday afternoons under the Calhoun Expressway on 15th Street. This helped open the door to restore lives with love, hope, and dignity,” according to the ministry’s website.
Well-wishers came to say their farewells and honor the Gardners for their service. Gardner is retiring.
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