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Hundreds of meals served to homeless on Labor Day

Posted: 6:29 PM, Sep 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-02 19:29:26-04

MILWAUKEE — While many places were closed on Labor Day, Repairers of the Breach, a daytime refuge center for those who are homeless, fed more than 200 meals to men and women.

"Most meal programs are closed on major holidays but this is our family and we are here to make sure we are taking care of them," Pastor James West Jr., Executive Director of Repairers of the Breach, said.

The non-profit organization also honored some of the volunteers who work around the building. Pastor West said these people work hard everyday to improve their lives.

"No matter what obstacle is before them, they still have to work hard to change the position in. We have some people who are not only working now but have their own places to stay and accomplishing things," West said.

Alvin Harris was homeless and has been through his fair share of struggles. He received an award for always helping out no matter how tired he may get.

"No matter what I do, where I go, I like to do some work. It’s hard to keep a good man down," Harris said.

Alvin said he feels proud to get the award and it makes him want to work even harder.