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Dallas, Texas November 19, 2021 –Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Dallas and Shelter KC are going head to head to Tackle Homelessness ahead of the big game on November 21st. Click to Watch Video While both towns boast of having the best football team and the best barbeque, unfortunately both towns also struggle with a growing homeless population. In the spirit of friendly competition, the CEOs of UGM Dallas and Shelter KC are challenging their supporters to help Tackle Homelessness by donating at www.ugmdallas.org/tackle/.

“We know Texas has the best players, the best team, the best fans and the best barbeque, so we are asking everyone to help us beat Shelter KC by donating this week,” stated Bruce Butler, CEO of UGM Dallas. “While we are having fun bantering with the team at Shelter KC, truly in the end the homeless in both cities are the winners.”

Homeless shelters see a surge of new clients during the holidays and as temperatures drop. When they open their doors and offer a hot meal and a warm place to sleep, UGM Dallas then can share with the homeless men, women, children and veterans the programs available including recovery programs, vocational job training and development, state-licensed childcare services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

For more information on UGM Dallas, visit http://www.ugmdallas.org/. To donate to Tackle Homelessness, visit  www.ugmdallas.org/tackle/ and follow UGM Dallas on Facebook and Instagram to see their progress during the competition.

About the Union Gospel Mission Dallas

Established in 1949, Union Gospel Mission Dallas (the Mission) has been restoring lives through the Word of Jesus Christ.  This faith-based nonprofit organization supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness with shelter, food and clothing, as well as a Discipleship and recovery program, vocational job training and development, state-licensed childcare services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down, UGM Dallas opened their doors to provide 24/7 shelter in place to all their clients, most of whom previously only used their facility as a night shelter. In 2020, the Mission provided 496,705 meals and 128,206 nights of shelter. UGM Dallas also served 113 veterans in their men’s shelter in 2020. The men, women and children that are served represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change. The Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives to end homelessness one person at a time.

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