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GRTV: Thoughts on Panhandling

Dennis, CEO/Executive Director gives his advice on our to respond to panhandlers.
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FOX 17: Filling a need: Mel Trotter asking for food donations

FOX 17 covers MTM's need to fill the pantry for the summer
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FOX 17: Mel Trotter Ministries – Pathway Home Program

FOX 17 covers MTM's Pathway Home Program and Fund the Truck
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WGVU: Fund the Truck

WGVU talks to Abbey & Bert about MTM's mission to Fund the Truck
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WOODTV: Mel Trotter launches crowdfunding campaign for new truck

WOOD TV covers MTM's Fund the Truck crowdfunding campaign
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FOX 17: Mel Trotter Ministries is in desperate need of a food truck

FOX 17 covers MTM's Fund the Truck crowdfunding campaign
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WOODTV: ‘Street Court’ helps hundreds clean up their records

WOOD TV does an in depth story on MTM's Street Court
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Fox 17: "One-of-a-kind Public Inebriate program at Mel Trotter Ministries"

Fox 17 does an in depth story on MTM's PI Unit.
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Fox 17: "Mel Trotter opens new Youth Shelter"

Fox 17 talks to MTM about new Youth Emergency Shelter
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WGVU: "New Emergency Shelter Gets Vulnerable Youth Off the Street"

WGVU talks to MTM about new Youth Emergency Shelter
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WZZM: "New Mel Trotter Ministries shelter space serves young men"

WZZM 13 covers a new Mel Trotter Program
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New Emergency Shelter gets vulnerable youth off the street

Mel Trotter Ministries opens shelter to fill need, serve youth males 18-24 years old
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WGVU: "Mel Trotter Ministries: Hundreds of Free Coats to Homeless"

WGVU talks to MTM guests as they receive coats from the community coat giveaway
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WWMT: "Mel Trotter Ministries distributes coats to homeless in Grand Rapids"

WWMT covers MTM's Community Coat Giveaway
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WZZM: "Mel Trotter offers winter gear to Grand Rapids' homeless"

WZZM 13 covers MTM's Community Coat Giveaway
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WGVU: "Looking at Homelesssness"

WGVU talks to MTM CEO, Dennis VanKampen on the current struggles of homelessness.
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Fox 17: "Local Pizza Business make special delivery to homeless"

Fox 17 covers Flo's Pizzeria's New Year donation to MTM
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Fox 17: "Homeless couple ties the knot with help from the Community"

Fox 17 covers Mani, an MTM Program guest, as she gets married.
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WoodTV: "Christmas comes early to GR Family"

WoodTV talks to Frankie, a previous guest of MTM that now has a home for the holidays!
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MLive: "Street Court hands down Justice with Hope"

MLive covers an MTM collaboration project, Community Outreach Court.
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WZZM: "Mel Trotter gives away Christmas Food Boxes"

WZZM 13 covers MTM's Christmas Food Box giveaway
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Fox 17: "Girl's Warm Heart Donation Drive aims to help homeless stay warm this winter."

Fox 17 talks to Addy, a young lady who decided to collect warm items for MTM
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MLive: "Hudsonville Girl Scouts help warm the winter."

MLive talks to a group of girl scouts collecting socks for the homeless at Mel Trotter.
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WZZM: "Mel Trotter hosts 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day Banquet for those in need"

WZZM talks to Mitch Dykstra, and MTM Great Thanksgiving Banquet volunteer for 19 years.
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WZZM: "Mel Trotter hosts 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day Banquet for those in need"

WZZM 13 covers MTM's Great Thanksgiving Banquet
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Fox 17: "Mel Trotter needs thousands more pounds of food to help during holidays."

Fox 17 interviews MTM on Brown Bag Food Drive update.
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Mel Trotter Ministries hosts food drive to feed 1,000+ West Michigan Families

MTM will host annual Brown Bag Food Drive Oct. 22- Dec. 3
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MTM names new Director of Community Relations

Grand Rapids Business Journal covers new change-up in MTM's Development team
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Grand Rapids Business Journal announces a Change-Up in Mel Trotter's Executive Team

GRBJ joined MTM in a warm welcome to Bert Elliott, our new VP of Development
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