From Hay Bales to Home

A homeless man is living under his own roof again after visiting Open Door.
He had been living in make-shift hay bales near a creek all winter when he found his way into the office.
First the staff contacted the shelters but they were all full. We fed him and gave him blankets and items to help him get by.  This was the winter with the polar vortex cold.  He was living outside struggling to stay warm.  
Because he had no vehicle, he couldn’t go far but he looked for work and finally got a job with the Salvation Army. With his first check he had found a small apartment within walking distance and Open Door paid his security deposit and church partners paid part of first months rent. To make it a home, Open Door staff drove over to the new place with food, household items, bedding and clothes.
“His life is totally different, for the better,” staff said. He is so grateful.