In a touching story, an Atlanta couple, Carol and Willie Fowler, made the best of a bad situation. After their daughter canceled her wedding, the couple decided to reach out and feed 200 of the city’s homeless. The Fowlers decided that the first-rate meal at upmarket Villa Christina restaurant should not go to waste.
“We prayed about it. And when he woke up the next morning, Mrs.Fowler said, ‘We’re going to call Hosea Feed the Hungry and ask if we can donate it to the needy.” The party of 200 was in for a special treat as the guests were served on gold plates and crystal stemware. In addition, along with the formal presentation of the food. So, as a result, Elisabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Feed the Hungry stated “So this was an educational opportunity as well, because now they all know how to eat at a four-course meal and the etiquette involved in that.”
As Omilami states she hopes that others will learn from the Fowler’s example, and contact charities before letting an opportunity go to waste. “The event demonstrated how as a community when we come together and live in harmony, we can make a difference. This is an example of harmony. Hosea Feed The Hungry is very thankful to the Fowler Family and their heart for the poor.”
Following the huge success, the family decided to make this an annual event. Next year,”The First Annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love” will be paid for by sponsors. In a time when bad news makes headlines, it is stories like these that reaffirm a belief in humanity and the basic goodness of people making a difference through service to others.