City Union Mission Honors Dedicated Volunteers and Friends During National Volunteer Week


“Volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do, and the lives of homeless men, women and children are transformed every day thanks to their steadfast support.”
—Executive Director Dan Doty


KANSAS CITY, Mo.—National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 7 through April 13, is a nationwide event to celebrate the contributions made by countless volunteers in communities across the country. During this time of recognition, City Union Mission honors the commitment and compassion of local volunteers who serve our struggling neighbors.

“None of the work we do at City Union Mission would be possible without the dedication of our volunteers. They selflessly donate thousands of hours of their time every year to help our neighbors in need. Since we first opened our doors in 1924, people in our community have stepped up to be God’s hands and feet to help minister to those who are hurting. Volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do, and the lives of homeless men, women and children are transformed every day thanks to their steadfast support,” said Dan Doty, Executive Director of City Union Mission.

In an average year, it’s estimated more than 6,800 individuals of all ages donated more than 98,000 hours of service to the Mission. Though the figures are impressive, what’s even more incredible is the outpouring of care for our community they represent. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, City Union Mission would like to honor these faithful friends with the following words of gratitude and praise:

“The overflowing love and compassion these volunteers share with guests of the Mission is a true blessing. There is simply no way to demonstrate the impact that one dedicated person, one hour of service or one friendly smile can make in the lives of the men, women and children we serve. We are so thankful for each and every one of our committed volunteers who cheerfully support our ministry. From the Mission board, staff and clients, we extend a heartfelt thank you for opening your hearts and helping to make our community stronger,” said Doty.

City Union Mission welcomes individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to join them in serving the poor and homeless in our Kansas City community. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up at or contact Chris Eveler, at

For more information on the Mission’s full range of programs and services for the homeless and poor, or to make a donation, visit


City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.
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