Neighbors in Action: Open Door Ministry

Apr 10, 2013

Housed at the Central United Methodist Church in Lansing, the Open Door Ministry has been providing key personal needs such as hot meals, laundry and phone services for homeless people for 30 years.
Credit Courtesy of Open Door Ministry

For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Open Door Ministry, a non-profit day drop-in center where homeless individuals can rest, eat and do laundry.

Dennis Ranville, co-director of Open Door Ministry, talks about the people his organization serves and poverty in downtown Lansing. And Ira Savage, a current volunteer and formerly homeless client at Open Door, joins the conversation.

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