As a volunteer, Dottie is sharing Christ’s love with our guests. “I needed to be here.”

“I feel like I’m making a difference.”

I’ve always wanted to actively do something for the Lord that I knew really mattered, especially if it involved serving people who were less fortunate and in need. So, when I heard that the Union Gospel Mission was looking for volunteers, shortly after the pandemic, the Lord impressed on my heart that I needed to be here.

The first Wednesday I came, I walked into the Women’s Clothes Closet and I was totally impressed. I looked forward to whatever they needed me to do. I’ve been helping to sort the clothing donations and stock the shelves ever since.

“I feel like I’m making a difference.”

It’s such a blessing to serve the Lord here. I feel like I’m making a difference, extending the love of Christ to all the women and children at the Union Gospel Mission. Whenever I hear reports about the women who come here looking for clothing for themselves or their family and what they have to say about the items they found, I feel so blessed. And I know they find more than clothing – they’re also receiving the Word of God. So, they go away with far more than they came for. Then they come back again and again.

I also have to say it’s such a joy to work alongside other volunteers who have the same focus on Jesus and serving Him. Together, we just want to allow the light of Christ to shine through us.

I thank God for using me as His servant. Even more, I thank God for showing His love to others who are so desperate, not just for physical, tangible things, but spiritual things.

If you’re looking for a nonprofit organization to support, Union Gospel Mission is one that lives up to Christ’s command to love “the least of these.” If you want to help an organization that is genuinely extending the love of Christ to others, this is the place to go.

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