Open Table Ministry will be hosting our 7th annual “Walk in Their Shoes,” (formerly the Winter Walk), a 3-mile walk for the homeless and unsheltered on Saturday, November 19. We will begin the walk from Solite Park at 4704 Fayetteville Road, Durham and walk about 1.5 miles south on the American Tobacco Trail, and then return, for a total of 3 miles. Invite your friends and family, then come enjoy Will & Pop’s food truck, as well as free coffee, tea, and music by the Trinity UMC Brass. Registration opens at 9 am, the walk will begin at 10 am. All ages are welcome.
You can register on line at www.opentableministry.org where we also have pledge forms. On site registration will be available as well. We hope you will solicit donations from your family and friends to help with the worthy cause. Donations over $25 qualify for a free T-shirt (on site pick up only, while supplies last). We look forward to seeing you at the Walk! Contact (Karen McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-599-0712) with any questions
For more information about Open Table Ministry and their work see below.
Open Table Ministry, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides stable support to the homeless and unsheltered in Durham, NC. We bridge a crucial gap in services by offering weekly lunches, emergency shelter, winter gear, and needed medicines, help them get crucial medical care, and guide them through the many layers of bureaucracy required in gaining long-term housing. For many of our clients we bridge the gap between the homelessness on the streets and a productive life. We enter into friendship with them, sharing weekly meals and creating a supportive community.
What does Open Table Ministry do? Services we provide regularly include:
- Clothing and other practical items such as winter gear and hygiene products
- Emergency housing
- A weekly healthy meal to develop and maintain relationships and learn specific needs
- Referrals to public housing authority (documented referrals are required)
- Documentation of homeless status (required for access to county system resources)
- Obtaining lost or stolen identification cards (required for access to most long-term homeless shelters)
- Transportation to appointments via bus passes and personal rides
Please visit our web page at www.opentableministry.org and Like us on Facebook!
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