This is Mike. If you’ve spent any time around downtown Rochester his face might look familiar. Here’s his story:
For years Mike struggled with an addiction that offered nothing but despair, gloom and darkness. Eventually, he found himself at a local men’s shelter. After finally overcoming his addiction he started volunteering in the clothing distribution area at the Mission.
Mike states, “Working at the Mission has given my life a sense of meaning and value. It’s opened my eyes and heart to the needs of others. The Mission has helped me see what real compassion for others is all about. I’ve also learned that true compassion comes from God, therefore my faith in God has become more real. “
You can help the Open Door Mission continue to help Mike and others like him by making a donation this Thanksgiving season. For just $2.05 you can not only provide a hot meal for those in need, you can also empower them to be a living example of God’s love and compassion to others.