Since 2005 SoupMobile has been putting on an event called Celebrate Jesus at the Downtown Dallas Omni Hotel on Christmas Eve. There they make ‘room at the inn’ for 500 homeless men, women and children. Each guest is showered with love and receives new clothes, awesome gifts, and a 4 course meal served by waiters that paid to be there. They also get to spend the night and wake up in a safe and warm bed. Every year more than 2,500 volunteers show up to help with the event.
When David, the SoupMan himself, invited me to be the photographer for 2016 Christmas Gala, I was honored and excited to do it again. Last year’s event really moved my heart and gave me a much deeper empathy toward homeless men and women.