With Halloween just days away, the season of religious holidays and cultural festivities — Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Mawlid an Nabi, Christmas — is parading forth. It’s a time when families come together and when places of worship seem to take on greater importance.
But along with all this seasonal celebration and wanting to be with dear ones comes the need to travel long distances. A heck of a lot of folks head for the airport. Unfortunately, things don’t always go smoothly due to winter weather, air traffic congestion, etc.
Since DFW International is one of the leading hubs, it is also the place that a heck of a lot of people end up spending more time than they wish to. In some cases, they even find themselves celebrating “their holiday” at the DFW International instead of with their families.
It is then that the DFW Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy is their haven of peace, comfort and spiritual counseling.
But the Chaplaincy isn’t just available during the holidays. No, siree. With chapel locations in the various terminals, the Chaplaincy has been providing “compassionate and caring help available to all passengers, military troops and employees 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.”
It also doesn’t exist out of clear air. Yes, the DFW International Airport Board helps support the program, but that’s not enough. The Chaplaincy also depends on donations.
On Friday, November 6, the “In The Spirit Of Thanksgiving Luncheon” will be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport. Frank Howell will serve as honorary chair and former Braniff Airlines and American Airlines flight attendant Yvonne Crum will be presented the Ministry of Presence Award.
Tickets are just $50 per person and if you can’t make it, why not make a donation in Yvonne’s name?