Marshall had worked hard all of his life and was set for a secure and happy retirement. But then, the unthinkable happened—over and over! A series of medical and financial disasters all but wiped him out.

He made immediate changes to try to survive

He took stock of his dwindling savings and made deep cuts in spending. He moved to “a not so good neighborhood” so he could pay the lowest amount for rent. He even got a job as a waiter, but then his car was stolen and getting to work was impossible!

That was the most frightening day of Marshall’s life . . . the day he realized he was about to be homeless.

Marshall had never been in such a helpless and hopeless situation. Hunger and homelessness were taking over!

With nothing left he turned to DRMM

So with eviction looming, and nowhere else to turn for help, Marshall made a desperate call to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM). Because caring friends give generously to provide food and shelter to neighbors in need, we were able to give Marshall a safe place to stay while he found work and rebuilt his life.

“It was humbling,” Marshall says. “I had an emergency and I needed a place to live. The people at DRMM, they’re compassionate.

“I have faith that there was divine intervention that got me here. I had help from God and I know I’m going in the right direction. There’s a lot to be thankful for!”

Changed lives and restored hope

Marshall is just one of thousands of people who turn to DRMM each day for emergency shelter. Others are desperate for the tools to break addiction and rebuild a broken life. All are hungry and in need of a good hot meal.

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, we will serve more than 300,000 meals. The generous support of caring friends is urgently needed to ensure that everyone who is hungry and in need of help and hope receives it.

Make a gift of meals today to help people who are in great need, and share this blog with your friends and loved ones so they, too, can share their blessings this Thanksgiving season.

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  1. My name is Peter Menipely Flomo I’m a Liberian but I’m currently based in Conakry Guinea I’m trying start a similar ministry here. It’s almost like impossible here. Could we be partners?

  2. I met him and his attitude was positive.

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