Stories of changed lives
May 11 2012 ~ A child's present for Mother's Day may seem like a trivial thing - especially when child and mom live in a homeless shelter... More.
December 22 2010 ~ One of the oldest homeless service providers in Central Florida has won preliminary city approval of a plan that would double the size of its campus. More.
December 10 2010 ~ One local organization is serving more than 1,000 hot meals to the homeless Wednesday. More.
July 9 2010 ~ A local nonprofit that helps the homeless wants to start construction this fall on a multimillion-dollar expansion that includes 52 apartments, a chapel and an administration building. The Orlando Union Rescue Mission got approval on June 15 from the city of Orlando's municipal planning board for its request to build the three-phase project on 5 acres of vacant property on its main campus at West Washington Street and North Tampa Avenue. More.
April 2 2010 ~ Orlando Union Rescue Mission is serving up Easter meals to the homeless on Good Friday, despite a drop in donations. The mission is expected to serve about 800 meals during its annual Good Friday banquet. More.
February 3 2010 ~ recently called upon listeners for winter coats, gloves and blankets to be donated to the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. The mission was in need of supplies to care for over 100 extra people when recent temperatures dropped below freezing in central Florida. More.
January 24 2010 ~ Bengals.com has veered off the Chad Ochocinco's Soldiers for Giving tour and is at the site of the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. But The ChadRide got new life Saturday when The Ocho asked his 10 Soldiers to re-up so they could extend The Tour past Sunday into Tuesday and stay in Miami for the Heat game Monday night. More.
November 18 2009 ~ Non-profit groups are scrambling to provide for those in need, and it's not just one or two that need help. Just in time for the holidays, there are 100 free turkeys for families in need from the foundation started by Orlando resident and NFL star Chris Johnson. More.
November 7 2009 ~ The holiday season is upon us and as we gather together with our families and friends in the comfort of our own homes, many people in our community won't be able to share those holiday traditions that we may seem to take for granted. The homeless and working poor come from many backgrounds: some have lost their jobs, been evicted from their homes, have had excessive medical bills or may suffer from mental illness. Many homeless are military veterans that had served to protect our freedoms, but we have failed to honorably recognize their sacrifices. More.
October 15 2009 ~ Morgan and her 10-year-old daughter Bethany stretched out under the I-4 bridge in downtown Orlando, participating September 18 in One Homeless Night, sponsored by the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. More.
September 19 2009 ~ On any given night there are 6,000 to 8,000 people who are homeless in Central Florida, according to some estimates. On Friday, about 500 people -- who are not homeless -- got a small taste of what it's like living on the streets. More.
September 18 2009 ~ Hundreds of Central Floridians are expected to turn out Friday night for an unusual sleepover. More.
September 18 2009 ~ Hundreds of people are spending the night underneath an Interstate 4 overpass to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness. "I always looked at homelessness as someone who was irresponsible, someone who was alcoholic, that was a drug addict. I never thought it was for myself," said Darren Lane. More.
July 21 2009 ~ On July 4th, the Mission partnered with Hard Rock Cafe to host a BBQ honoring homeless Veterans. 650 meals were served and over 50 men and women accepted Christ as their personal Savior! More.
June 1 2009 ~ Eyewitness News exposed Tuesday that Orlando's mayor and city leaders have been enjoying the Magic in the NBA Finals from a luxury skybox and taxpayers footed the bill. More.
May 27 2009 ~ Thanks to everyone who helped unlock the entire pool of challenge funds. More.
April 10 2009 ~ Hundreds of homeless people got a holiday boost on Good Friday in an event symbolic of the Easter season. More.
April 4 2009 ~ Harvest Bible Chapel Orlando joined forces with the Orlando Union Rescue Mission to collect shoes for the upcoming Foot Washing for the Homeless. More.
December 15 2008 ~ The mission is a private organization that has been helping the hungry in Orlando since 1948. It offers men's services downtown. The transitional home for single women and families, which I wrote about in the Rivera articles, is off OBT. More.
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