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The Bridge Ministry serves hundreds of homeless

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Every Tuesday under the Jefferson Street Bridge, a group of volunteers feeds hundreds of homeless in the Nashville community, rain or shine.

The Bridge Ministry started this tradition eight years ago, and it continues to grow.

At least 15 churches show up to lend a hand, and some volunteers travel from Kentucky.

For Pastor David Gould, the event is more than just serving a hot meal.

"It's more than me just giving a dollar to the guy on the corner. It's a matter of really getting involved in their lives, get to know their names, know where they came from. It changes me. I think I possibly I'm changed more than they are on Tuesday night," he said.

With our changing weather, The Bridge Ministry needs donations to help keep the homeless warm in addition to being fed. 

They are looking for coats, gloves, scarves, tents, backpacks, donations and even bikes.  The organization gives one bike away each week.

The need for donations is for their upcoming Christmas giveaway that happens Dec. 20.

The Bridge Ministry will accept donations at its warehouse at 533 Brick Church Park Dr. in Nashville or under the Jefferson Street Bridge next Tuesday.

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