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Extreme heat poses challenge for ministries serving area homeless

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With Kansas City temperatures rising the 100s this week, City Union Mission is just one ministry serving the homeless that says the heat is a deadly situation. The heat wave is forecast ...

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Mike Vogt uses his business to make lives better

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“My nicknames were ‘golden boy’ and ‘lucky,’” Mike Vogt says of his early vocational journey. He’d just left college when he landed his first job as a draftsman for stair lifts and ...

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City Union Mission exceeds fundraising goal

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City Union Mission’s CELEBRATE HOPE campaign has raised $7,110,000, exceeding their goal of $6.5 million. “Our God has provided for us in such a tremendous way through our community,” stated Chief Executive ...

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Help homeless veterans on Independence Day

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No veteran should have to suffer homelessness, but the good news is that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness is declining. A point-in-time survey by the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that ...

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City Union kicks off campaign to aid homeless

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City Union Mission kicks off its annual CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to Kansas City’s Poor or Homeless campaign October 1. The organization is a leading provider of programs and services, assisting homeless and disadvantaged people ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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Lost cat from Denver found in Topeka

When a black long-haired cat was brought to Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka recently as a stray, the admissions counselors there thought it would be another usual day at the shelter—yet ...

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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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Luke Bryan sees senior dog’s sad story online, so family adopts him at age 18

Luke Bryan is well known for his presence on the country music scene, but music isn’t his entire life. He and his wife also have chickens, goats, cats and dogs on their ...

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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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