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December Mission of the Month – Moravian Open Door

   

An Advent Season Gift for Moravian Open Door

Each Advent season we are reminded of the family long ago who were homeless, had no room at the inn, and not even a crib for their expected infant.  Yet they were provided for.  Moravian Open Door (MOD) is a Moravian ministry in New York City that provides a safe, clean, temporary home for homeless men and women.  Currently we have 34 residents whose ages range from 53 to 91 years.   While the facility (called Moravian House) provides accommodation in single and double rooms, the staff provides supportive services to rebuild lives and help residents move to affordable permanent housing.

During this pandemic of COVID-19, MOD mourned the loss of three of its residents to the virus, and some other residents and even the staff have been sickened by the disease and recovered.  Keeping everyone safe with extra sanitizing of building areas, providing residents precautionary items such as masks and hand sanitizer, and providing extra food for residents who have lost income has put a great strain on MOD’s budget.

MOD receives no government funding at all. MOD needs the financial support of Moravian congregations,especially now with the extra costs of fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Please respond generously with your “No Room at the Inn” gift to support this ministry.