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Economy impairs ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

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High inflation and a slow economy are making it harder for local shelters to feed the needy this Thanksgiving. Shelter KC, which will serve nearly 4,000 meals this week, is feeling the ...

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City Union Mission says increased food, housing need at crisis level

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A perfect storm of food costs and winter temperatures poses a looming crisis for City Union Mission. The Christ-centered organization, which provides homeless men, women and children with shelter, clothes, food and ...

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Hurricane Ian near CAT 5 as aid organizations prepare to move in

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Floridians along the Gulf Coast are fleeing in the face of a Hurricane Ian but Christian aid agencies like Samaritan’s Purse, are preparig to move in. The storm, already a CAT 4, ...

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Before student debt bailout, Democrats got $341 million in donations from loan industry

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Democrats have been given hundreds of millions of donations from the higher education industry before President Joe Biden canceled up to $10,000 in student loan debt on Wednesday, records show. The lenders will ...

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Christian young adults give more than non-Christian peers, study finds

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Christian adults aged 40 or younger donate three times as much money as non-Christians over the course of a year, a new study finds. “The study showed Christian young adults share more ...

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NASCAR team helps Samaritan’s Purse rev up support for war victims in Ukraine

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A popular NASCAR auto racing team joined forces with Samaritan’s Purse to help victims of the war in Ukraine. Hendrick Motorsports donated $302,000 to the relief effort after its four-car team led ...

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National Christian Foundation creates fund for “The Chosen” series

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The multi-season television series “The Chosen” is getting help from a national charity organization to help fund the production. The show has taken the streaming world by storm with its unconventional approach ...

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Amazon removes BLM over fraud, transparency issues

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Black Lives Matter has been removed from the charity platform of Amazon as state investigations ramp up over fraud issues.  Shoppers on AmazonSmile will no longer be able to select BLM as ...

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Chiefs fans donate more than $250,000 to Buffalo children’s hospital after victory over Bills

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The Kansas City Chiefs were not the only winner in last Sunday’s playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Fans have donated more than $250,000 to a Buffalo children’s hospital in honor of ...

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Donations to churches at all-time low, Gallup finds

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Donations to religious organizations continued at an all-time low last year, a new Gallup survey found. Forty-four percent of Americans, the same percentage as in 2020, said they donated to a faith-based ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley maintains strong poll numbers, fundraising despite media attacks

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A number of liberal politicians and media outlets criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, often with misinformation, after protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A year later, the Republican lawmaker ...

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Samaritan’s Purse among those deploying to tornado ravaged areas

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Christian relief agencies are pouring into six states devastated by a historic tornado outbreak that hit Friday night into Saturday morning. Samaritan’s Purse is already on the ground with relief trucks and volunteers. ...

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Local ministries rely on your generosity to serve women, babies and adoptive children

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Dwight and I go out for breakfast to celebrate special occasions such as the first snowfall of the season, election day, and school snow days. Last year while enjoying the snowflakes, a ...

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After backlash, Salvation Army withdraws controversial prayer guide

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The Salvation Army has withdrawn its critical race theory prayer guide after nationwide criticism threatened the loss of millions in donations. The controversial “Let’s Talk About … Racism” guide asked white donors, ...

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Nonprofits may be on track for best fundraising year ever, new survey finds

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A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the continued government mandates and a bad ...

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Missouri considers providing greater choice in public education

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Education bills pending in the Missouri Legislature address charter school expansion, public funding of private schools and homeschooling. The effort comes as the state nears banning the New York Times’ uber-controversial 1619 ...

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Rush Limbaugh’s generosity remembered as Dan Bongino moves into his time slot

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Rush Limbaugh fans will continue to be able to hear the late talk show host’s broadcasts. Premiere Networks, the company that syndicated Limbaugh’s afternoon program to some 600 radio stations across the ...

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Giving Tuesday sees more than $2.5 billion raised

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Some 35 million Americans gave a total of $2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds, including $808 million in donations made online. Donations increased overall by 25% from the ...

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Christmas ‘wish list’ for area adoption, foster and pro-life ministries

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Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Today last day for curb-side drop off of Operation Christmas Child boxes

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are preparing to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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City Union Mission needs donations to stock Christmas Store for needy families

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City Union Mission is preparing to open its annual Christmas Store where the homeless and other at-risk populations can “shop” for gifts at no cost. The Mission anticipates 250 families will use ...

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Operation Christmas Child hopes to brighten life for world’s children despite ongoing pandemic

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Shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child bring hope to kids who desperately need to feel God’s love. But during this time when the coronavirus pandemic is making it difficult to just go to church, ...

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Salvation Army starting early in effort to ‘rescue Christmas’

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Salvation Army kettles are as much a part of the Christmas season as festive lights and caroling. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the organization is getting an early start on this year’s ...

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