Nov 20, 2008  |     |   General

From a Volunteer…

I just wanted to tell you thank you for all that you do, both by helping the Omaha Metro community, and by educating us.

I teach 5th grade in the area, and last night some of my students dropped off blankets and turkeys for a student council project with their Star Council leader. Today, when they came into class, they shared with the rest of the students everything they had seen and heard and all the hard work that the Open Door Mission and Lydia House are doing. I was impressed, not only by how informed they were, but also on how affected they were. They came back and encouraged the other students in my class to find a way to help.

Many years ago, my church youth group volunteered at Lydia House, so I was aware of all the great work that was being done there, but I want to thank you and everyone there for doing something else for me.

Thank you for opening up your doors to educate my students about your cause.
Thank you for giving them something to care about, a cause to believe in, when it seems like so much today encourages them to be apathetic towards the world around them.
Thank you so much for making an impact. I honestly don’t think I could put into words how much such a small act has meant to me today.

Thank you again.

Kara Garcia