Voting Every Day Will Lead to a Good Drop for the Urban Ministry Center
So, the Urban Ministry Center has approximately 10,000 volunteers helping neighbors each year. Whether it’s through Room In The Inn, Soup Kitchen, Neighbor Services, or one of our CommunityWorks programs, this community cares about our homeless neighbors. That’s why I’m feeling so confident that soon the Urban Ministry Center will be receiving a $50,000 renovation to our 1920’s train depot building and our community garden.
Maxwell House Coffee is sponsoring the Drops of Good contest where 10 community centers across the nation, including Urban Ministry Center, compete for votes to win the renovations. Maxwell House has partnered with Rebuilding Together to make these renovations a reality, and we have been blessed with a great local affiliate. Rebuilding Together Carolinas’ Executive Director, Amy Gough, realized the need and the potential impact of a renovation right away.
The Depot was built as a train station in 1926, a place where people are moving and going to new places. The building continues to help the homeless with that goal, but the space is in need of renovation and repurposing to offer an even more appropriate and nurturing environment for all to travel within. Still in ‘soup kitchen’ mode from the original renovation and founding of UMC in 1994, the art space is in desperate need of storage and a more studio-like surrounding. The Depot workspace will be reorganized to enhance the space for volunteers, the foundation of UMC. And the garden improvements will enable those unable to climb stairs, bend over, or leave a wheel chair to nurture and grow with the other gardeners.
Together we have launched an effort to realize these goals and to win one for Urban Ministry, for the neighbors, and for Charlotte! Voting continues over the next 44 days, until June 8th. If each of those 10,000 volunteers voted each day. . .that’s 440,000 votes—incredible! There is no way we shouldn’t win, but we need you to take action.
Vote!!! Go to Drops of Good at www.maxwellhouse.com each day and vote with each email address you have access to (I have 3!)
- Tell at least one person about Urban Ministry Center and this contest.
- Continue to spread the word – use your networks: social media, sports leagues, church groups, school or work friends. . .you’re getting the picture.
- Plan to help out when we win! Go to Get Involved on the Rebuilding site to sign up.
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