We are proud to report that we have raised $17.2 million for our Immeasurably More Campaign!
We have exceeded our initial goal by nearly double and our revised goal by about $2 million! This is critical because, as you know, supply chain issues related to COVID and inflationary pressures have raised our construction costs to, you guessed it, $17 million!
“I am so grateful for Mel Trotter. When I stayed with you all, I connected with God and the staff helped me get back on my feet. Now I have a house of my own and a job in a church that I love. I get to give back, just like folks did for me during my hard times,” said a former guest of Mel Trotter.
When we hear transformational stories like these, it confirms once again that this campaign, and what lies ahead, is not only about bricks and mortar. Rather, it is about life change just as our mission and vision statement says: Through the power of Christ bring an end to homelessness one life at a time.
On behalf of your guests, staff and board we thank you for coming along side us on this Immeasurably More Campaign journey.
Dennis Van Kampen Tim Swiney
President/CEO Chief Campaign Officer
Mel Trotter Ministries Mel Trotter Ministries
Immeasurably More Compassion
At Mel Trotter Ministries, we dare for more and we dream for more for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness is a season in a person’s life, but it doesn’t define who they are. We know they are made in the image of God, with value and worth. We know they deserve dignity, safety and compassion. We believe they are made for more.
Immeasurably More is a $14.9 million capital campaign for Mel Trotter Ministries that will:
Update shelter spaces that have not received significant improvements since 1967 to provide greater dignity, value and safety for our guests and reinforce the love God has for each of them.
Equip for work through paid job training and social enterprise opportunities so parents can provide a better life for their children away from homelessness.
Create more affordable housing for guests on their journey out of homelessness and help parents, children and singles discover the life God has for them out of homelessness.
Improve and enhance the ministry and case management available to every guest resulting in better stewardship of donor resources and greater impact in the lives of those we are blessed to serve.
Jim & Nancy Engen
Jim & Bonnie Gordon
Greg & Heidi Herbruck
Cate & Sid Jansma
Bill & India Manns
Dave & Linda† Mehney
Mark & Mary Beth Meijer
David & Carol Van Andel
Mike & Gayle VanGessel
Harold & Lori Voorhees
Meg & Greg Willit