City Union Mission Seeks Community Support During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16-24
“Community support is crucial to help provide our homeless and hungry neighbors with nourishing meals and safe shelter during the holiday season and busy winter months.”
– Executive Director Dan Doty
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— City Union Mission is asking the community to join them during this year’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 through 24. This nationwide program seeks to bring people together to alleviate the challenges of hunger and homelessness.
On any given night, an estimated 552,830 Americans are homeless, 37 million are at risk of suffering from hunger, and 1 in 5 children live in poverty.
“Too many local families must make the tough decision between paying the rent and utilities, or buying food, clothing and other basic necessities,” said Executive Director Dan Doty. “Community support is crucial to help provide our homeless and hungry neighbors with nourishing meals and safe shelter during the holiday season and busy winter months,” Doty said.
For anyone who would like to help their struggling neighbors, the Mission encourages them to visit cityunionmission.org for information on volunteer opportunities, including serving meals or holding drives for the Mission’s most pressing needs. Individuals, businesses and churches are also invited to make financial contributions to support the Mission’s efforts to provide Christ-centered recovery programs, medical care, career readiness, transitional housing, after school youth programs and other vital resources. Every day, these transformative services empower homeless and at-risk men, women and children to build healthier, more stable lives.
“Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an incredible time, when people from around the country unite together to lift up those who are hurting and in need of a helping hand. However friends choose to help—either through donations of time, food, clothing or money—they are making a real, lasting impact in the lives of men, women and children right here in Kansas City,” said Associate CEO Terry Megli.
Gifts can be made online at cityunionmission.org and will be counted toward the Mission’s CELEBRATE HOPE fundraising campaign, which seeks to raise $6.5 million between October 1, 2018, and January 31, 2019.
More information can be found about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at hhweek.org. For more information on City Union Mission’s full range of Christ-centered programs and services, visit cityunionmission.org.
Press Release: November 15, 2019