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News never seems to stop here in Denver.

At least 500 church members expect to serve about 50,000 meals to emergency workers by the end of this week, and tonight I watched them dish the food.

About 23 churches in Denver became involved in the project called "Love Denver," a massive project to reach out to the people in charge of keeping the city safe.

"Someone else who has been around for a long time was saying that this is the largest undertaking of the southern Baptist churches in Denver," said Denise Blythe, a pastor at Riverside Baptist. "I don't know of anything that has come together in this size."

The group I followed left just before 1 a.m. to prepare food during a six-hour shift for several police officers sitting in the lounge in a hotel. The volunteers in bright green t-shirts prepared sandwiches, fajitas, apples, tea, coffee, energy bars, and other food for the officers.

"When all this is done, they'll be licking their wounds," co-coordinator Bill Winter said. "We just want to serve them."

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Posted:August 28, 2008 at 3:40AM
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