Meet Dan, a Fellow Monthly Supporter

Union Gospel Mission has been a part of Dan’s life for as long as he can remember. “I remember as a kid, heading down with my dad for the services at night,” he says, reflecting with fond nostalgia. “I remember feeling like we were way across the tracks from where I grew up.” And today, perhaps because his father inspired compassion in his young heart, Dan is one of our most loyal Hearts for the City donors.

Dan gives monthly because he thinks, quite simply, it’s what he’s called to do. His deep faith has always inspired him to support international relief organizations, but after volunteering with his church at a local dinner ministry for people experiencing homelessness, Dan felt compelled to support local initiatives too. “It became pretty obvious to me that we have pretty great need in this city,” he explains. Supporting UGM is Dan’s way of helping those in need right here in his hometown.

Dan recognizes that transforming communities one life at a time means providing services that meet the needs of the whole person. “UGM is not just a hand-a-man-a-fish program,” he says. “It’s about handing a man a fish if he needs it, but if he wants to learn how to fish, offering to teach him. I really believe in that. If there are folks who can be redeemed by teaching them how to fish, then we owe them that.”

You can join Dan as one of UGM’s Hearts for the City monthly donors. Partner with us to feed hope and change lives, one month at a time.


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