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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” Matthew 25:35 NIV How To Help a Neighbor this Winter Homelessness is increasing in our community and as the winter weather turns dangerous many people […]
Breaking down labels I am extremely thankful for the lessons I learned from my father growing up. He was a successful small business owner, and I started working at a young age for him and the business. It was there that I learned the importance of hard work. I remember rolling my eyes at his […]
Save a Life This Winter During the cold winter months, Mel Trotter Ministries is in “Code Blue” status which is a term used to describe the most extreme winter conditions in West Michigan, when temperatures fall significantly and stay below freezing over a period of time — Putting men, women and children who are exposed […]
Imagine Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan filled to capacity and overflowing into the streets. You’re picturing more than 3,000 people. That is one of the lower estimates of how many different people find themselves homeless in the Grand Rapids area each year, and that number only reflects the amount of people that […]
Earlier this month, 125 business, nonprofit and community leaders signed letters asking the Grand Rapids City Commission to consider new legislation promoting the health and safety of all who live, work and recreate downtown — and the ensuing conversation about homelessness has never been more robust.
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