Stories

Rebuilding During COVID
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March 2020 upended lives across the globe. Now, here we are, almost two years into...
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Looking Ahead…
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This year, we have done a lot of reflecting over the last 40 years of Urban Ministries...
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“You can be creative about ways to give.”
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Mary Anne Howard became a volunteer with the former Ark Shelter in the late 1970’s...
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Community: Mission Possible
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Engage our community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by...
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One Word: Leadership
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1,177 volunteers. 135 interns. 52 staff. 19 board members. Donors. Clients. Our leaders are everywhere, and they...
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Fulfilling the Vision
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In 1985, Dr. Donald T. Lucey, a retired urologist, started the Open Door Clinic, the state’s first free...
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40 Years of Feeding the Community
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396 Apples. 1900 Florida Oranges. 760 pounds of bananas. 26 pounds of Georgia/South Carolina peaches....
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Home Sweet Home
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On July 14, 1981, a grandmother caring for five young grandchildren sought help in the...
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Laying the Foundation
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40 years ago, several congregations of different faiths in Downtown Raleigh gathered to discuss how they wanted to address...
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The First Step: Sandra’s Story
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“Since I’ve been doing this, my son started talking to me again. He called me...
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