Monday, December 28, 2009

5th Annual Christmas Angel Project---A Spectucular Success!!!

Dear SoupFriends

The SoupMobile's 5th Annual Christmas Angel Project is over and what a fabulous event it was. The SoupMobile took 500 homeless men and women right off the streets of Dallas and put them up at the downtown Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel for Christmas. They all received new clothes, fabulous gifts, an incredible amount of love and we held a huge banquet in their honor.

Lon Ricker was this year's project Chairman and he says it was an overwhelming success. Over 1500 volunteers came to the downtown Hyatt Regency to help with the event. That's up from 700 in 2008.Those volunteers were led by our own Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert who rolled up his sleeves and helped serve a fabulous meal to our homeless guests at the afternoon banquet.

During the banquet our homeless guests were treated to an amazing show. Dancers from the Debbie Allen Dance Studio rocked the ballroom as they preformed to a selection of Micheal Jackson hits. Following the dancers were short speeches given by Mayor Tom Leppert and David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan.

During his speech the SoupMan made a surprise announcement regarding SoupMobile Village. The audience roared in approval as David gave the astounding news. For more details on that announcement go to and get all the updated news on the Village.

Lon Ricker extends a grateful thanks to all of the supporters who helped with this year's event. He says we received substantial support from the Dallas business community and sends out his special thanks to the 1500 volunteers who came to the Hyatt to assist with the project. Lon went on to say 'that if you helped with this year's event-- just wait until next year as we plan to blow the roof off the place.'

Christmas is over, but remember you can still help us meet our target fundraising goal for this year's event. Simply go to All donations received by January 31st will count towards the 2009 event.

My grateful thanks to each and every one of you who helped with this year event. Thank you for sharing in my dream of reaching out to the ones
Jesus called the 'least of these.' You made a huge difference in the lives of 500 homeless men and women this Christmas.

May God bless you all.

Signed, David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan
Executive Director--SoupMobile inc.

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