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Executive Director's Message


Dear Friend,

Thank you! You are the reason that the Open Door Mission changes lives every day. You have given from your heart to care for the neediest people in our community and you have given countless people the gift of a new life.

I am so grateful for the blessings you provide to those who are homeless, hungry and hopeless.  Your partnership makes a practical long-lasting difference as you help provide shelter, food, and hope -- opening the door to permanent recovery for so many who have found themselves homeless.

As even more people come through our doors this year, we are working diligently to meet not only their physical needs – a hearty meal, a clean shower, and a warm bed – but their emotional and spiritual needs as well.

The summer months add another challenge as we help meet people’s emergency needs. Did you know that the number of homeless women and children is greatest in the summer?  And frankly, each summer donations drop off significantly. But people don’t need less food, clothing or less care just because it’s summer.

The fact is that between October 1 and December 31, we receive 55% of our donations for the entire year! But a family that’s homeless in June can’t wait for donations in December. Struggling single parents need help putting food on the table for their children today. 

Your gift today will help provide more than 25,000 meals and 3,500 nights of shelter for the people who so desperately need them in the next 90 days.

Your support ensures that no one has to wait until the holidays to get the life-changing services and support that transform their lives. It ensures that we can continue to provide for the most basic needs and in so doing share the message of God’s love through Jesus Christ without interruption this summer.  You are a modern day Samaritan and we can’t do it without you.

With your continued support, I am confident that we will be able to continue feeding and caring for all those in need this summer and beyond. Please consider a summer gift to the Mission today.

God bless you for caring,

Michael Hennessy, Executive Director