No small undertaking!

Jul 17, 2009  |     |   General

Picture a large room filled with 30, 40, maybe 50 people. They are seated in groups of 6 or 8 around large, round tables. They vary in age. Some were born at the tail-end of the 20th century. Others were raised on black and white TV (or no TV at all!). Many are somewhere in between.

Some are chattering, joking, chuckling. Some are quiet and intent. They all seem very busy. Are they playing cards? Holding a meeting? Attending a class? Sharing a meal? Actually, if you look closely, you’ll see that they’re stuffing envelopes!

Over the past 45 days or so, well over 100 volunteers from churches, businesses, service groups, and Open Door Mission’s Emergency Shelter have given hundreds of man-hours to this task. Individuals too, have come with friends to help send out mailings that amount to over 80,000 pieces. No small undertaking!

It has been a joy to witness so much loving effort and cooperation among so many. These volunteers worked hard so that the summer of 2009 might become a Summer of Hope for the hungry and homeless in our city.

Open Door Mission is a place where many can be involved in having fun, and reaping the special rewards that come when we make a difference in people’s lives. Come join us!

Judy Ward
Development Associate