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Dingman's Collision, Open Door Mission collect items for homeless

Posted at 10:48 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 11:48:43-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It is spring time and that means spring cleaning.

So Dingman's Collision and the Open Door Mission are hoping that you will open your heart and closets to help out the homeless community with gently used items.

Dingman's Collision center in Millard on 144th St. is the collection drop off location.

"We donated men's and women's clothes, we have donated kids clothes and we donated toys and some kitchen and household goods," said Ashley Mohar. "Since we have been home, my kids and I have decided that other people need it more than we do."

While everyone is dealing with COVID-19 issues, the homeless are still dealing with their hopeless situation and working to make things better, not giving up hope.

"They are in need of items to get them started in their new home, so anything you may have that you are not needing right now, that is gently used that can still be used by someone else...they would love to have it," said Darcie Dingman of Dingman Collision.

They have made drop off easy, you never have to get out of your car and come into contact anyone.

"It's pretty quick and easy; we put boxes out, and anything they didn't need, they just put in boxes," said Mohar. "I put it in my car and brought it over."

Tax deductible receipts are available. The mission is in need of everything: non-perishable food items, kid friendly snacks, over the counter medicines, diapers, gently-used clothing, household goods, toys and bed linens.

The mission truck will be at the Millard location every Wednesday from 9am until 3pm.

As they continue to help those in need with what they can, the mission has had to cancel some of their programs, but helping those without a home is something you can't exactly put on hold.