Like many people in Detroit, Glenn drove past Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) for years, but he never dreamed that he would one day be homeless himself. As a self-employed digital editor and sound engineer who worked out of his home, Glenn’s business was a success.
Then a health crisis struck, making it impossible for Glenn to work. Even with disability income, Glenn knew the day would soon come when he could no longer pay the rent.
“As everything was crashing around me, I asked myself, ‘Where am I going to go? What am I going to do? I can’t sleep on the street.’”
So Glenn made a call to DRMM. That’s when he learned that there are a great many people like him—the new homeless—who are struggling to survive on disability income after a catastrophic illness. And he learned that, thanks to friends like you, housing was available to him at DRMM’s Oasis until something more permanent can be found.
“It’s heart-wrenching to just give up everything,” Glenn says. “But soon I hope to be in my own place and able to get my equipment out of storage and get back into digital editing and audio engineering.”
Glenn is grateful that friends like you give generously, enabling DRMM to be there for him in a time of crisis. Each day he gives his time and talents to help the mission run smoothly so that everyone who comes through the doors can get the help they need, whether it’s for addiction treatment, job or education counseling, or safe shelter from our city streets.
“DRMM is the one place that opens doors for people when doors have been closed, and they offer a lot of growth if you are willing to open up.”
Thank you for your gift today to help people like Glenn get back on their feet and back to work. Your compassion and generosity are a great blessing!