COVID-19 Response Plan

Thank you!

We want to thank our partners, our community leaders and all of you for your continued prayers and support of Mel Trotter.  The need has never been greater, but we will continue to serve those whom God loves and demonstrate the compassion of Christ toward anyone experiencing homelessness or hunger as we have done for 120 years. Together, we will get through this as a community.

Financial Donations

We ask you to please consider giving during these challenging times. Your financial support will meet the imperative needs of the Mission including extra food, medicine and shelter.


Mel Trotter Ministries is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. As such, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Mel Trotter Ministries Tax ID # is 38-1410 467.

In-Kind Donations

We have an urgent need for the following cleaning supplies: 

  • Hand sanitizer (60% alcohol)
  • N95 Face masks 
  • Clorox disinfectant wipes
  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Kleenex
  • Rubber gloves
  • Plastic aprons
  • 60 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Bottled Water
  • Cold Medicine
  • Ibuprofen

We have an urgent need for these in-kind donations:

  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Twin size bed sheets
  • Blankets 100% cotton
  • Toilet Paper
  • Men’s and Women’s Underwear (all sizes)
  • Bath towels
  • Wash clothes

If you have any connection to suppliers that can provide these items in bulk or if you want to donate any of these items yourself, please contact Jeff Dashner at 616-588-8786 or .