Christmas Day—a time of peace, joy, and hope. A special day to gather around the table for a delicious holiday meal and be together with friends and family.

But for a great many people in your community, it will be just another cold, hungry day.

I’m talking about seniors and others who are alone and struggling to make ends meet. People who are battling unemployment or homelessness. Men and women who are trapped by addiction, or face other tragedies that have left them unsure where their next meal is coming from.

People like Charles.

He didn’t want to ask for help, but when he came through the doors here at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), he was hungry, homeless, and had nowhere else to turn.

I’m so thankful that a caring friend like you donated the $1.95 meal that reached Charles at the lowest point in his life.

That good hot meal gave Charles a glimmer of hope that he could get back on his feet. And later when we prayed with him, he learned that in addition to food and shelter, life-changing tools were also available like job and education counseling, career training, and more.

Charles says, “I was blessed with DRMM’s great team of men and women who have challenged me, coached me, and encouraged me with the love of Christ. They helped me get involved in their Culinary Arts Program. I took the classes and have been working full-time since.”

Even though Charles has a new life, he will be giving back to help others who are in need this Christmas. He’ll also be thanking God for caring friends and donors who give generously to support the many services and programs available at DRMM.

“I just thank God that He placed me in the care of DRMM,” he says. “I know that God has a plan for my life. He has shown me how much He loves me by putting me in their care. I’m grateful for this ministry.”

Your support saved and changed Charles’ life and I am so thankful—

But this Christmas season many more hungry and hurting people will turn to DRMM, desperate for the simple kindness of a good hot meal.

Please give generously now to provide meals and hope to all of the men, women, and children who will walk through our doors—over 2,200 on Christmas Day alone!

Thank you for partnering with us to provide meals to the hungry, lost, and broken this holiday season.

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