When Don retired, he was envisioning the “golden years” we all dream of and hope for. But then came the heart trouble that almost took his life.
Surgery saved him, but it was a long road to recovery and those years devastated the finances he’d thought would take care of him for the rest of his life.
He took a job at a local factory to support himself, but still struggled to make ends meet. Then things went from bad to worse . . .
The factory, too, was struggling, and had no choice but to cut Don’s hours until they dwindled to nothing. When they finally shut down, they not only took Don’s retirement dreams with them, they took his last hope of survival.
At the age of 66, Don was homeless, hungry, and without hope . . .
He turned to DRMM. Thanks to support from caring and generous friends, he received a much-needed meal that first day, as well as safe shelter and the tools he needed to rebuild his life.
“This place helps people. They care about people,” Don says. “I’m well-educated, I’ve worked hard all my life, and I’ve had great jobs, but I’ve learned that you can be up today and down tomorrow. Circumstances knocked me down, DRMM is helping me pick myself back up.”
Don is just one example of the thousands of people who turn to DRMM in desperate need each day . . .
4,500 meals will be served today, tomorrow, and the next day.
400+ nights of shelter are available each month.
2,300+ vulnerable inner-city children attend camp each summer.
2,200 men, women, and children are served through our life-changing programs each day!
Consider the great need and how you can help. Spread the word to your family, friends, colleagues, and church. Support from our community is critical and provides hope through emergency services, job and education counseling, substance abuse treatment, and so much more.
Thank you for partnering with us to keep the hungry, hurting, and homeless Safe Over Summer.