Tuesday, November 23, 2010

St. Louis Residents Give Back to Their Community

Our St. Louis residents and staff had a great time last week at the St. Louis Dream Center putting together Thanksgiving food baskets for needy families. The St. Louis Dream Center was founded by Mercy Ministries’ supporters, Joyce and Dave Meyer, and is a church focused on ministering to the needs of inner city areas in St. Louis known for high crime, drugs, and gang activity. Dave and Joyce Meyer helped Mercy Ministries open our St. Louis home in 2005 by donating the property and funding the renovations, and they have continued to be generous monthly partners. Our residents were so excited to have an opportunity to say thank you by giving back!!

The girls created an assembly line, sorted all the food, and packed boxes. The gift boxes included everything needed for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner - potatoes, green beans, corn and, of course, a turkey! It was an incredible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ to a hurting world outside the walls of Mercy Ministries. Watch this video and hear straight from our residents on why they love volunteering: