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Author: Digital Douglasshaw

Sleep Warm

Think about it…don’t you love going to bed on a cold night to snuggle under warm blankets?  I love snuggling under blankets and am blessed to have quite few (gifts from those that know my guilty pleasure). At Open Door Mission we can always use blankets, quilts and sleeping bags in the winter months. When

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Turkeys and Hams, Oh My!

Would you like to help Open Door Mission feed 213,500 this holiday season?  In order to meet the growing need of providing holiday meals to the homeless, working poor, disenfranchised and those without family we need your help in stocking the Manna Pantry and our kitchen shelves. Through the Timberlake Outreach Center several thousand families

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Financial Planning for Senior Veterans: Tips for the Future

Financial planning can be a stressful undertaking; for seniors, it means figuring out the best ways to ensure their comfort and safety for the future, and sometimes this includes making changes to the home, some of which can be costly. If you’re a veteran, however, there may be resources at your disposal that other seniors

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Adopt-A-Guest

Do you want to make Christmas memorable this year? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life (or several people’s lives)? Would you like your children to have a chance to show the true Christmas spirit? Open Door Mission has an opportunity for you!  Every Christmas we ask loving caring people (like you)

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Finding True Peace

In today’s busy world it is hard to find true peace and calm. As Christians we know that only Christ can provide peace and calm in the storm of life. For our guests the storm of life, as well as their pasts can create confusion and be very unsettling. David, a Discipleship counselor , share

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Serving the Thousands in Need

Open Door Mission gives hope to 3,000+ people every day by just providing them with food. A sack lunch, to the woman on the street, a hot meal to a family or a comforting plate of food to a recovering addict…these simple gestures change lives. The Timberlake Outreach Center (and other 2 Outreach Centers) provides

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“Make a U-turn”

Are you directionally challenged? I am very directionally challenged, so my son gave me a GPS, the greatest gift ever! I think the GPS’ favorite phrase is “Make a U-turn”. I have taken some scenic and not so scenic side roads in order to make a U-turn. Sometimes my GPS has even taken me to

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Forget Halloween-Life is Scary

Tomorrow is Halloween, originally All Hallows Eve, but we have turned it into a day of tricks, treats, grotesque costumes and the beginning of the holiday candy sales. For many children a life of poverty and/or homelessness is far scarier than Halloween. Hunger, fear, uncertainty and constant change is a reality for over 2.5 million

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Thoughts From the School Yard

I am blessed to speak to various middle and high schools in the area about homelessness. The students often write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am always amazed the most of the young people have no concept of the effect of homelessness on society and their

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Making a Difference

Nebraska Methodist College decided to “Make a Difference” in a big way recently. They came to Open Door Mission to provide health screenings for our guests. Terry Jo, Open Door Mission’s Clinic Coordinator, loves it when groups come to help our guests stay healthy.  These screenings are vital to the health care of the homeless.

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