Sunday, September 22, 2019

Charity Sunday: The Mel Trotter Mission

Welcome to the second Charity Sunday! If you were here earlier today, I apologize that my post wasn't complete. Sometimes life gets in the way.

Today I want to tell you about another charity located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Mel Trotter Mission offers a shelter for the homeless in the city. You can read about them on their website, but I can share with you that whenever there is a problem in the city, the Mel Trotter Mission is there to help.
A man named Mel Trotter started the Grand Rapids City Rescue Mission in 1900. Eventually the mission was named after him. 

The mission operates on donations, as well as sales from their thrift stores, located in several places around the city. The Warming Ears Ministry that I shared with you last month visited the mission and the store headquarters last year. Since it was fall and a harsh winter was predicted, we brought several hundred hats with us. Here are some pictures from that visit.

We arrived with our fleece hats..

Donations are organized, ready to be sent to the shelter or to the thrift stores..
One of the few paid workers at the mission showed us how the mission donations are handled.

Do you have an organization near you that helps to provide the homeless with basic needs? 

I will personally donate $5 to the Mel Trotter Mission for each comment on this post until midnight, September 23, 2019. Please comment below, and tell your friends!

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  2. Dear Patricia - thanks for such a wonderful post, and for your generosity.

  3. This is great, cuz! Proud of you!!! Will send you a check to add to your contribution.

  4. I love that you are supporting a local charity!

    1. Thank you! I love my community, and like to do what I can to support it.

  5. This sounds like a great cause. Thank you for doing this.

  6. Thank you, everyone, for your comments! A donation of $25 was made to the Mel Trotter Ministries.