The temperature is falling, the candy is doled out, there’s less than two months left until Christmas Day, but some are getting an early Christmas gift of miraculous proportions. In the community of Beauregard, Alabama, 15 families are getting a return to some form of normal for Christmas. Back in March a deadly EF-4 tornado ravaged the Lee County town of Beauregard, leaving miles of land and homes devastated. There were losses that cannot be replaced in lives, but the property can be. And a channel known for providing wholesome movies to cuddle up in front of the TV to watch is playing a part in it.
Hallmark has joined Mend, the long-term recovery group for Lee County, as well as other companies to provide 15 homes for the families who lost theirs in the storm. It’s part of its “Hometown Christmas” initiative. A spokesperson for Hallmark said that they will also be serving the town a holiday meal at a local church, as well as providing a Christmas tree and bringing Santa in to give toys to the children. This is an even more special way that the spirit of these Hallmark movies is truly coming to life this year.
You can find out more about this project called “Project Christmas Joy,” in your Good News Story of the Day here, and while it might seem a little early for some for Christmas cheer, here’s hoping this brings a little warmth to you on this cool November morning.
Story and Image from WKRG.