Extra Long Weekend

Sep 10, 2010  |     |   General

Today is an extra day off for me. I took it to stretch the Labor Day Holiday into 4 days of rest with my family. I have just returned from a run to the grocery store with my 3-year old son, Micah, after seeing my older children off on the school bus.

The weather is a very cool 57 degrees and the sun is shining beautifully. Fall is almost upon us. Talk of high school, college and pro football seems to be everywhere, and I’m already starting to see Halloween merchandise on store shelves.

As I sit and enjoy this day, I know all too well that many people in the Heartland are not so excited about the prospect of colder weather approaching. Many single mothers are wondering how they are going to find extra money to provide coats, hats and scarves for their growing children. Many families are on the street or bouncing from one relative to the next due to a myriad of causes and circumstances.

My plea is simple. As you enjoy this wonderful season of the year, please help Open Door Mission provide Hope for the Hungry.

Darren Timberlake
Distribution Driver

Make a difference in the lives of others by donating your gently used clothing, furniture and household items. Donations can be dropped off at our receiving area now located on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center, 2107 E Locust St
• Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Interested in hosting a drive for new items? Contact Maggie here

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