John Holden

Dallas, TX – August 5, 2019     During the month of July, Mr. John Holden is being honored by the Union Gospel Mission Dallas as its Volunteer of the Month.  John is a reliable, steadfast member of the volunteer staff at the Mission.  Every Monday evening John can be found at Calvert Place assisting in the kitchen and serving residents in the dining hall.   John has a good understanding of the duties in both areas and willingly takes the initiative to do whatever he sees that needs to be done.  Residents appreciate and respond to his ready smile and words of encouragement. Click to View Photo


The CEO of UGM Dallas, Mr.  Bruce Butler, says “John is a man with a servant’s heart, and his tireless dedication to working at Calvert Place every week, performing any duty necessary, is a beautiful example of God’s life in him.  He brightens the day for both residents and staff.  We are honored and grateful to have John as a volunteer here at the Mission.”  As a tangible way of honoring John, UGM Dallas presented him with a $50.00 gift card from Asian Mint.


UGM Dallas offers one time or monthly volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups.  For more information on UGM Dallas, please visit


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.