Open Door Ministries is a non-profit organization based in High Point, North Carolina. We are one of the primary organizations in the greater High Point community that provides immediate assistance in the areas of food, housing, and emergency financial assistance to low-income, indigent, and homeless persons.
Community Homeless Dinner - Thursday, December 19, 2013
Open Door Ministries Annual Banquet - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Faith and Love enrichment center delivered canned foods to the ODM food pantry and entertained us with a thanksgiving song.
HPU Diversity Club Organizes Fundraiser for ODM
The High Point University Diversity Club collected $850.00 for Open Door Ministries through club members and by asking for donations from the HPU community. Volunteers sat at the Slane Philanthropy Table near the cafeteria and they also organized a “dorm storm” to collect money.
Quote from HPU Diversity Club vice president:
"When we discovered that High Point/Greensboro is the #3 metropolitan area for food hardships in the country, we immediately wanted to do something as a club to make a difference. The response we received from the HPU family was incredible. Most people were more than willing to give, and several went above and beyond in their donations. It warms my heart to know that the money we helped raise will benefit dozens of less fortunate families, who will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with a delicious meal."
4th Annual Feast of Caring
A BIG thanks to all who came out for our 4th Annual Feast of Caring! We had a great time and hope you enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship! Below are links to view the local news coverage of the event. Click on the image to view the video coverage.
WFMY News 2
Youth Makes a Difference by Starting “Neighbors In Need” Food and Clothing Donation Program
Levi (17) and Eva (15) Lovell, along with their parents and church (Green Street Baptist), first began their volunteer efforts at Open Door Ministries by serving meals at the Father’s Table to the hungry and homeless. Serving those in need inspired Levi and Eva to continue giving back. An act that specifically touched them was one day after serving when an ODM employee laid out some articles of clothing for folks to take with them. They had never served when clothing was made available but they watched as the table was quickly emptied. Searching for a way to help, Levi created “Neighbors in Need” and developed a flyer as a way to attempt to secure clothing and food donations for ODM. Levi set up boxes in various businesses and waited to see what happened. Two months later, he had clothing boxes overflowing and collected more than 600 articles of clothing!!! The Lovell family delivered approximately 350-400 summer/fall items and is currently collecting items for a winter delivery to ODM. Levi is a High School senior this year and his sister, Eva, is thinking she’d like to continue this program when Levi goes to college. Levi and his family’s efforts will provide food and clothing to countless individuals and families who need a helping hand. We are so thankful for the Neighbors in Need program and Lovell family, their generosity will certainly make a difference.
30th Annual CROP Hunger Walk
A BIG thanks to the over 800 individuals who joined Open Door Ministries for the 30th annual CROP Hunger Walk in High Point on Sunday, September 29th. Those who laced up their shoes from near and far impacted the fight to overcome hunger in our community and around the world.
This year, we had a special team walking with us, in Cuba. Chaplain Terry Eddinger, a local High Point resident and a member of the First Baptist Church in High Point, is currently serving as the Command Chaplain for the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is the primary chaplain to the US troops working at the terrorist detainment camp. Terry has participated in the Open Door Ministries annual Crop Walk for many years and distance did not stop his participation in this year’s event. Terry was given permission at his base to form a walking team. "Team Terry" is comprised of Terry and approximately 30 of his fellow servicemen. As we walked in High Point on September 29th, “Team Terry” joined us at their base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to show their desire to help end hunger one step at a time.
Below are links to view the local news coverage of the event. Click on the image to view the video coverage.
WFMY News 2
High Point Enterprise
2013 Dining Out for Hunger
Pictured Above: Tony Griffey and Leslie Graham take to the streets to promote Dining Out for Hunger
Our 2013 Dining Out for Hunger was a big success! This event is not possible without the support from our participating restaurants who generously donated 10% of all sales from Tuesday, July 30th to Open Door Ministries and West End Ministries. Thank you to all who dined out and participated in this annual event.
Dining Out Media Coverage - Click on the image to view the video coverage.
WFMY News 2
Open Door Ministries RIDE UNITED Team
On Saturday, July 27, the Open Door Ministries team took part in the United Way of Greater High Point RIDE UNITED bike event held before at the 4th Annual High Point Cycling Classic.
All of the team donations and registration fees from this event that were designated to Open Door Ministries will benefit those hungry and homeless in High Point.
For more details, visit www.rideunited.info.
WFMY News 2 Veterans Phone Bank
Veterans from the Open Door Ministries Arthur Cassell House appeared on the WFMY Good Morning Show to help with the Memorial Day phone bank answering questions from Veterans, active duty military personnel, and military family members. We thank WFMY News 2 for asking us to be apart of this outreach effort! Click on the image to view the clip.
2013 Annual Banquet
Open Door Ministries held their Annual Banquet on Tuesday, May 7th at the High Point County Club. Over 200 people gathered for an evening filled with silent auction bidding, client testimonials and award presentations. It was a night filled with hope for the future and a call to continue fighting homelessness and hunger in our community.