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By Christine O’Donnell codonnell@nbcaugusta.com
Story Published: Nov 15, 2009 at 10:58 PM EST

Story Updated: Nov 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. - An Augusta reverend and firefighter is doing his best to feed the homeless and serve his community from his home.

Reverend Franklyn Beckles, Jr. opened his doors to the homeless Sunday.

Beckles already runs a day care, ministry and learning center out of his home called the Children's Christian Center.

Now he's decided a soup kitchen is the next best way to help the Augusta community.

“They have to have a need and a wanting to participate in a Christian atmosphere. We give them food talk to them and we give them a little bit of the word, we pray with them,” Beckles said.

He'll also feed the homeless from his house November 29th. His home is located at 3725 Old McDuffie Road.