As individuals and organizations mark Giving Tuesday, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is pleased to announce that it will donate food boxes on Saturday, Dec. 6, to 50 needy families in Dearborn. In that city, 25.7 percent of the population lives below the poverty level, according to the US Census Bureau.
It will take place at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill St., Dearborn, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Each food box contains staple items like rice, beef, cooking oil, turkey, salt and sugar and is projected to be enough to last two weeks for a family of six.
Dr. Chad Audi, DRMM CEO and president, said, “Dearborn Track Club helped us to identify the needy families, and we are happy that such families, with over 150 children, will be getting the food assistance they need this festive season.”
The nonprofit club will also make a $1000 donation to DRMM to support its work of providing life-changing help and hope to the homeless, hungry and hurting of Southeast Michigan.
“The Dearborn Track Club is very excited to be working with DRMM to help the citizens of Dearborn. We believe by helping our neighbors, the Dearborn Track Club members are learning valuable life lessons that they will remember for many years,” noted Track Club president Mark Gardner.
Just a 20-minute drive from Midtown Detroit, Dearborn is world headquarters of Ford Motor Company, the city’s largest employer, and home to about 40,000 Arab Americans, the largest number in the United States.
“Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries goes where we believe we can make a real difference in the lives of families. Those Dearborn women and children need our help, and we’ll provide them such help with the support of our kind donors and volunteers,” said Dr. Audi.
Founded in 1909, nonprofit Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) is the largest rescue mission in the United States, providing about 1800 persons daily, including teen moms (and their children), veterans and seniors, with the transitional housing, substance abuse treatment and nutritious meals they need.
It also supports them with spiritual care and relevant job training and job search as part of a “continuum of care.”
In keeping with its president and CEO, Dr. Chad Audi’s concept of “reintegrative diversity,” a number of line managers and front line staff members are former clients whose lives have been touched and transformed through various DRMM programs at facilities in Detroit and Highland Park, including the free Culinary Arts Program at Cornerstone Bistro Highland Park that turns the unemployed into state certified chefs in 12 weeks.
Please visit http://drmm.org for more information.