Kansas City stepped up for the homeless and at-risk families recently by their generosity and exceeded the campaign goal says the City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty.
Doty announced today that the funds raised from City Union Mission’s CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign totals $6,607,504, exceeding their goal of $6 million.
The four-month-long annual campaign, which runs October 1 through January 31, seeks to raise a significant portion of the Mission’s yearly budget, laying the financial foundations to provide programs and services for the hungry, homeless, near-homeless and working-poor in the metro area. Contributions are used to provide basic necessities including food, shelter, clothing and medical services – along with counseling and long-term Christian recovery programs, career development and job-placement assistance – to hundreds of individuals each day who are battling addiction, have fallen on hard times or are victims of generational poverty.
“We are grateful to partner with such caring and compassionate neighbors and are
truly humbled by their generosity.” – Executive Director Dan Doty
“Our campaign goal was big, but our God is bigger,” said City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. “Every day, hundreds of hungry and homeless men, women and children depend on us for food, shelter, medical services and other care – all of which require an incredible amount of resources. God knows exactly what is required to meet their needs, and He has provided the means to do so through the generosity of caring neighbors who reach out with the love of Christ.”
The Mission currently shelters an average of 400 men, women and children; serves more than 700 meals to shelter residents, guests and hungry members of the community; and provides clothing, medical care and other essential services to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals each year.
“The tremendous support we received shows our community values making Kansas City a place where even the most destitute residents have the opportunity to access life-changing care. We are grateful to partner with such caring and compassionate neighbors and are truly humbled by their generosity.”
More information about the Mission’s comprehensive programs and services for homeless and hurting individuals and families can be found at cityunionmission.org.