On the morning of March 21st, the Family Wealth Partners Team put on our matching ‘FWP Volunteer’ t-shirts, grabbed our bags of groceries and headed to the Hospitality House of Charlotte to make lunch for their guests. I’m not sure if it was the aroma of the homemade chicken noodle soup simmering on the stove, the butter toasting on the grilled cheese sandwiches or the fresh baked cookies coming out of the oven that brought guests (and staff) out of their rooms and offices, but an hour into our cooking, people started to appear. They all asked the same question, “When is lunch?” Not to toot our own horns, but we were told the meal tasted as good as it smelled.
Cooking and serving lunch at the Hospitality House of Charlotte was our service/mission project for the 1st quarter of 2019. We try to do something each quarter as a team that takes us outside of the four walls of FWP and into the larger community, giving us the opportunity to be the Hands and Feet of Christ to our brothers and sisters.
The Hospitality House of Charlotte is located on Scott Ave, near all of the major hospitals, and provides an affordable place for out-patients and families of patients who are hospitalized to stay while receiving treatment. The house can accommodate 20 families, providing them all the amenities of home, including 3 meals a day. A majority of the supplies, food, and services are provided by volunteers. If you’re interested in learning how you can help, visit their website at https://www.hospitalityhouseofcharlotte.org/.