Making a Difference

Jun 24, 2010  |     |   General

This past weekend started off with a great “Friday”. I went to Ford Motor Credit to pick up personal care items they had collected for our clients. The special part was that they had also collected money for our general fund. This does important things like pay utility bills, keeps water running and lights on. A great big thank you to Ford Motor Credit!

When I got back to Open Door Mission, I was privileged to give a tour to a faithful donor and her aunt. They gave a generous contribution to purchase food toward the 1,700 plus meals we serve, on a daily basis. In the summer, this is especially appreciated, as the number of families, men, women and children seeking food goes up. Did you know that the children in our Bible Day Camp get three nutritious meals a day? We want to make sure they have all they need to stay healthy and enjoy the summer. A short time later, I gave another tour of the new Lydia House – this time, to a staff’s family from out of town. It was enjoyable to share how the Lydia House is helping families and women find a Summer of Hope. The best part was seeing the legacy of giving and caring in this family, because their nieces had all volunteered and worked at the Mission during their school years.

Sunday found me at Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, sharing a “Mission Moment” with the congregation. It was a blessing to see three friends at church, as well as meeting others interested in Open Door Mission and Lydia House. Thank you to Pastor Mike for letting me come and share how God is working in a mighty way through the support of churches and people in the Heartland. Yes, it was a very good weekend-not only was Open Door Mission and Lydia House blessed, but so was I!

How will you help?

Maggie Cope
Communications Coordinator

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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