The back kitchen of Navarre First Assembly of God was packed Saturday, Sept. 24, for the Blanketing Our Streets Community Dinner as the homeless of Navarre and Fort Walton received a free meal with a Tex-Mex feel.
Navarre’s homeless ministry Blanketing Our Streets has been around for going on nine years providing food, addiction support and supplies to the homeless of Navarre and Fort Walton.
Founded by Navarre First Assembly of God members Charlie and Donna Huff, the ministry began with simply handing out blankets on a cold evening.
“The thing that got me hooked was there was a guy hiding behind a church wall, and the only reason I saw him was because his bike reflector hit my light…I said ‘I just want to know if you want a blanket,’” Charlie Huff said. “And his face went white and he said ‘I was just praying 15 seconds ago for God to please send me a blanket because I’m so cold.’ That was what hooked me into it.”
The ministry has grown into providing a hot, home cooked meal every Monday night at Project Hope Recovery Center in Fort Walton Beach and other support efforts. The group gives out clothes, shoes and basic care items.
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