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Month: July 2018

Fresh Veggies

Straight from Open Door Mission’s garden: 71 lbs. of cucumbers and 4 lbs. of peppers – and this is only the beginning! Garry Struebing Gardener 

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A Tale of Two Summers Part 2

Summer is a more challenging season than winter for people who live in the streets. A Tale of Two Summers began on this blog two weeks ago. Here’s today’s installment featuring the story of Paul from last summer: Paul received two mosquito bites on his hand while sleeping on the cool concrete of a drainage

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Jesus Is Lord and Savior

During devotions in the day room at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center, three men made professions of faith in Jesus. During dinner time while I was on cafeteria supervision, a 62 year old man with a rosary around his neck accepted Jesus in the hallway; his name is Bob. We had a wonderful chapel service

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A New Car

Today our friend Eunice received a car and we are so excited! Thank you to our friends who have donated a form of transportation to Open Door Mission. A car is a vital step in being able to go to a job, go back to school, pick up children, and so much more. Russell Janssen

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Note to Self

Just a cute note from a programmer to herself for the week! We all need to encourage ourselves from time to time! Liana Martinez  Case Manager

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Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen

Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen stopped by to deliver cheese and pepperoni pizza, a favorite at Open Door Mission! When asking the men and women what they thought, they responded with two thumbs up. They only question they had? Do we have enough for dinner?  Lauren Catlett Communications Specialist

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Donate Socks and Underwear!

A fresh pair of socks and underwear are hot commodities at Open Door Mission. So often we have men, women, and children coming in with nothing but the clothes on their backs. As CEO Candace Gregory says, “There’s nothing like putting on a new pair of underwear and socks that no one else has worn.”

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Donate Treasure!

Open Door Mission received an email from State Farm Agent Tyler Peschong, expressing interest in Open Door Mission being his business’ nonprofit of the month. We accepted his offer and were excited to partner with him for the month of June. Tyler took his involvement to the next level. He not only gave a gift

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Donate Water!

Recently Open Door Mission was in a bit of a pickle – our bottled water inventory was running dangerously low. Hundreds of bottled waters are given daily to the homeless who often frequent the front desks seeking hydration and the streets ministry passing out bottled waters in order to hydrate the homeless who are living

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Donate Clothing!

This week, I want to focus the blog on our amazing donors. Whether they are donating their time, talent, or treasure, we are SO lucky to have each and every one of them.      Our friend Kate faced a difficult loss two years ago- the passing of her daughter, Emma. In honoring her memory,

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