Mel Trotter Ministries celebrates guests graduating out of homelessness
When: Friday, June 14, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Why: Mel Trotter Ministries is celebrating the life transformation of more than 20 guests who are graduating from several different programs at the rescue mission; housing readiness, job readiness, step-up recovery, youth and pilgrimage programs.
Details: Friends, family, community members, donors, volunteers and media are all welcome to cheer on the men and women guests at Mel Trotter Ministries who are surpassing important milestones in their lives; stronger faith, housing, jobs, and addiction recovery. Guests will receive a recognition certificate, opportunities to have photos with their families and will hear a keynote speaker followed by an opportunity to fellowship with attendees at a reception.
“For 119 years Mel Trotter Ministries has been demonstrating the compassion of Jesus Christ toward anyone experiencing homelessness,” said Dennis Van Kampen, CEO of Mel Trotter Ministries. “Doing so has meant walking alongside individuals and families as they move out of their current circumstances and into the life God has planned for them while helping them discover that there is more to their story, beyond homelessness. These graduates have moved from homelessness into lives of health, productivity, and hope. We are so proud of them and honored to be a part of their story.”
Where: The chapel inside Mel Trotter Ministries at 225 Commerce Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI. Parking is available at the visitor’s expense on the street at the meters or in the Commerce/Cherry parking ramp.
Interviews: Graduates and staff will be available for interviews starting at 10:30 a.m. Please coordinate with Abbey Sladick, VP of Communication.
Established in 1900, Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ, through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness. MTM seeks to help end homelessness, one life at a time and walk with people on their faith journey. For more information about Mel Trotter Ministries, visit www.meltrotter.org or call 616-588-8754.
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