Debbie Dingell, the U.S. congresswoman representing Michigan’s 12th congressional district, will on Friday, May 8, chair the official launch of Bankole Thompson Fund for Veterans and Teen Moms from 11am-1pm at 138 Stimson Street Detroit, with Chuck Stokes, host of ABC 7’s Spotlight, as master of ceremony.

The free admission event will also have Arthur Horwitz, publisher of the Jewish News, Faye Nelson, president of DTE Energy Foundation, Juliet Okotie-Eboh, senior VP of MGM Grand Detroit, and Hank Hubbard, president and CEO of Communicating Arts Credit Union, as honorary patrons.

Created in August 2014, the Bankole Thompson Fund for Veterans and Teen Moms supports programs that help veterans and teen moms in Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) facilities in Detroit and Highland Park lead stable, independent and productive lives.

It is fully owned and managed by DRMM and has already attracted generous donations from DTE Energy Foundation, Strategic Staffing Solutions and others.

“We are happy that multiple award-winning journalist, Bankole Thompson, lent his name to this worthy effort to better the lives of our veterans and teen moms and we sincerely commend him,” says DRMM president and CEO, Dr. Chad Audi, expressing the hope that many compassionate organizations and individuals in Michigan and beyond will support the Fund.

Donations can be made by check to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Attn: Bankole Thompson Fund for Veterans and Teen Moms, 150 Stimson Street, P.O. Box 312087 Detroit MI 48231.

For more information, please contact C. Paschal Eze at 1-313-993-4700 ext 4707 or paschal((@))drmm.org.

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