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Homeless will experience the hope of Easter this weekend

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A Kansas City ministry is bringing new life to the homeless as we celebrate the new life Easter signifies. During the Easter season and all through the year, City Union Mission shares ...

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City Union Mission benefit ride to include vintage cars

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City Union Mission will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their signature fundraiser, Bikers With a Mission (BWAM) Benefit Ride, on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Retro Ride themed event welcomes both motorcycles and ...

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Has Cher had an awakening on illegals? “State can’t take care of it’s own…how can it take care of more?”

Recent comments by legendary singer Cher have many wondering if she has had an awakening of some sort. Cher took to Twitter on Sunday to make this point: “I Understand Helping struggling ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE Part III: Where does our true value lie?

I was standing by the main doors of the Topeka Rescue Mission, preparing to meet with a large group of leaders who were interested in learning more about the value of our ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE: What is the place of the Church and Christians in today’s society?

Many people gravitate towards the idea of helping the poor within our community, nation and world. However, do we really understand who the poor are, and what poverty and suffering really is? ...

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City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

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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 ...

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Homeless man says firefighters doused him with water in freezing temps

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Less than two months after Kansas City Health Inspectors poured bleach on free food being handed out by concerned citizens to the homeless, the Kansas City Fire Department is now under scrutiny ...

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Christian charities bringing hope for the homeless need your help this week

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This Christmas season several area ministries that serve the homeless are in the middle of fundraising campaigns that ensure their survival for the following year. Metro Voice has chosen three charities to ...

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Cierra: Hillcrest came through for me

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It is through the dedicated support of individuals like you that Hillcrest is able to change the lives of homeless individuals, youth and families. We are providing hope and a future to those ...

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You can help City Union Mission ‘Celebrate Hope’

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City Union Mission began their CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign on October 1 with the objective of securing about half of the Mission’s yearly operating budget by January 31, 2019. They ...

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As ‘Season of Giving’ arrives, ministries ramp up

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Weather forecasters are saying this will be brutal winter for the region. Record snow and low temperatures included. That means more families in need, more homeless looking for shelter and more opportunities ...

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No bleach but you still need classes to feed homeless

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The group of individuals known by what they do, provide Free Hot Soup and other food for the homeless, is not satisfied with the city’s revised policies this week. The Kansas City, ...

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Escaping cold, homeless fill shelters overnight

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Frigid temps are pushing more homeless to seek shelter. Area facilities were packed Monday night as temps dipped to 7 degrees in many areas. More than year ago, Kim Clays’ her husband ...

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Royals to again serve meals to homeless

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Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy, along with other Kansas City Royals representatives, will serve full barbecue meals to more than 250 men, women and children at City Union Mission on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Every ...

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City Union Mission and churches to honor veterans

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City Union Mission is partnering with local churches to hold a special dinner and chapel service to remember and celebrate all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11. Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will host the chapel ...

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Salvation Army invites public to help on Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army of Kansas City will continue a longtime area holiday tradition with the return this month of its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The dinner, which is open and free ...

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‘No soup for you!’ Health department shuts down homeless outreach

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It wasn’t the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld but it just as well could have been. The Kansas City Health Department is receiving harsh criticism for dumping food that was prepared for the ...

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City Union Mission needs help with Christmas store effort

City Union Mission is preparing their big Christmas outreach program. The ministry’s Christmas Store will open on Monday, November 26, at 9 a.m. for shelter guests, residents of their programs and income-qualified ...

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Church of 30 people does amazing thing for homeless

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“Would anyone in the community even notice if our church closed?” That was the question Pastor Donald Foster asked his small congregation of just 30 members in Yakima, Washington. For the members of Terrace ...

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Cold weather catches Rescue Mission, others off guard

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Area ministries that serve the homeless were caught off guard by the recent, seemingly instant, change from summer to fall. The Kansas City Rescue Mission as one of those ministries and says they currently ...

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Girl discovers how energy-efficient lighting can help homeless

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Last summer, Olivia Truesdale had a bright idea. The 13-year-old from Raytown decided to put her passion for both helping the homeless and helping the environment through an energy and lighting audit ...

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As panhandling gets out of hand, new law proposed

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With the strongest economy in 60 years, you would think that panhandling on street corners would decline. Not so in most American cities–including Kansas City. While many are truly in need, the ...

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With your help, City Union Mission exceeds goal

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City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty announced today that $6,237,098 was raised through the Celebrate Hope: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor and Homeless campaign, exceeding the goal of $6 million. Celebrate ...

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Volunteers bring Super Bowl celebration to homeless

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  This Sunday, homeless guests in City Union Mission’s men’s emergency shelter, along with participants of the Citiy Union Mission’s long-term programs, will enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship during the ...

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Wave of homelessness crashes over West Coast

Crowded encampments have sprung up along transportation corridors, rivers, and sidewalks up and down the West Coast following a surge in homelessness, according to a survey by the U.S. Department of Housing ...

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