Since 2013 Buckets of Rain has helped raise 850 bushels of vegetables for distribution to struggling Detroit families, individuals, DRMM, and other organizations that feed the hungry. With the help of many volunteers, abandoned lots have been renovated to make room for row after row of raised beds, where everything from beans to zucchini is nurtured from tiny seeds to nutritious produce.
Recently, Ford Motor Company provided a gift of $25,000 to build a greenhouse near DRMM’s Genesis I facility. Construction is nearing completion on this vital resource that will provide fresh fruit and vegetable to DRMM’s kitchen, which feeds thousands of men, women, and children every day.
Thanks to Ford Motor Company, Buckets of Rain, and the hard work of dozens of volunteers, DRMM’s kitchen will soon serve up fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables that will nourish those who are hungry and in need.
Henry Ford Health System partners with DRMM to ensure the health and safety of homeless patients
The tragic reality for homeless people who end up in the hospital is there is nowhere for them to go when they are released, particularly for those who are still in a vulnerable state. That’s why DRMM has teamed up with Henry Ford Health Systems to offer a safe refuge for patients who are being released from the hospital, but still need care and have no safe place to call home.
“DRMM has always been there for people in our community who are in need, and these patients are greatly in need of Christ’s love and mercy. So far, we have welcomed about 100 patients who are recovering from a serious accident, addiction or other health concern, and need a little extra help to get back on their feet,” says Chad Audi, President of DRMM. “Caring donors make it possible for us to go the extra mile, and the results are saved and changed lives.”