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Family Hosts 200 Homeless People

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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 for Dinner After Daughter's Wedding Gets Called Off

 

  

When an engaged couple calls off the wedding, it is usually a time of sadness and anger. But one family in Atlanta found a way to turn a terrible situation into a beautiful one. Carol and Willie Fowler's daughter Tamara was set to get married at the Villa Christina catering hall, when the wedding was called off just 40 days before the event. Initially the Fowlers were upset to hear that the lavish gathering they had planned and paid for was not going to happen. Then they had a genius and generous idea: They invited 200 of the city's homeless to feast on the four-course meal that would have been part of Tamara's wedding reception.

 

The Fowler family called Elizabeth Omilami from the Hosea Feed the Hungry organization for her help in getting the group together. At first Omilami thought she was being pranked! Carol Fowler said that even daughter Tamara attended the event, adding, "She was also very delighted to see and know that others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than just allow it to go to waste." Children make up about 70 percent of Atlanta's homeless, so to make the dinner more fun for them, a clown was hired for their entertainment. The event was titled "The First Annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love," and the family says it plans on hosting another charity dinner next year. It's a great example of how you can turn any bad situation into a positive one.

 

 


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SuzCahn
by Bronze Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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 Great story! They turned their hurt into a blessing for others.

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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wonderful 

and the bride no doubt felt a lot better than she would have sitting at home being sad about whatever ended the engagement. 

rfurlongg
by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:11 PM
Good for them!!
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survivorinohio
by René on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Thats an awesome story. 

doomsie
by Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM
So sweet :)
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM

 That's awesome.  I've taken people out to dinner, but never 200 at once!

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 6:42 PM

What a great gesture.  Very generous!

furbabymum
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 6:44 PM

 That's pretty awesome. I'd support that!

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 7:29 PM

What a beautiful act generosity.  

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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Good for them, what a great way to turn a negative into a positive!
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