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Eric Haar

Dallas, TX – May 30, 2019 The Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Dallas Volunteer of the Month for May, Mr. Eric Haar, faithfully gives of his free time every weekend to demonstrate love and care to residents of Calvert Place who need God’s love shown to them in a very real and tangible way.  He serves in the dining hall and goes above and beyond by helping wherever else he may be needed– always with a willing heart and a smile.  Eric is well liked and respected by the kitchen and dining room staff because they can count on him to do what needs to be done without being asked.  The residents also know they can ask for his assistance and he always makes himself available to them.  Click for Photo

“At the heart of UGM Dallas is our volunteers, and Mr. Haar exemplifies a servant’s heart every weekend as he gives of his time, energy, and God-given talents to the most needy individuals here in the Dallas area.  We are grateful for Eric’s commitment and faithfulness, and it is a privilege to recognize him as a volunteer and friend of the Mission,” noted Mr. Bruce Butler, CEO of UGM Dallas. Mr. Haar will receive a gift card to Asian Mint as a token of appreciation.

UGM Dallas offers one time or monthly volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups.  For more information on Union Gospel Mission Dallas, please visit www.ugmdallas.org.

About UGM 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 child care services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

In 2018, the Mission assisted individuals in Dallas County by providing more than 188,026 nights of shelter and serving 582,433 meals. UGM Dallas also houses 181 veterans in our men’s shelter each month who were previously homeless. Forty-five percent of the clients who received services from UGM Dallas were first-time clients. These men, women and children represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change, and the Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives and end homelessness one person at a time.