Our nation’s veterans give so much to preserve our way of life. Here at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), we are always humbled and honored to serve them.

When Randy came through the Mission doors, this proud veteran was confined to a wheelchair. Maybe for the rest of his life.

Over a hot meal, we learned that hip surgery had left him in constant pain. Which led to more surgeries. And multiple, serious infections.

Worse still, during his time in the hospital, Randy’s mother—whom he’d been lovingly caring for—had to move into a nursing home. As her full-time caregiver, Randy’s rent had been heavily subsidized. Just like that, the rent was unaffordable and Randy was homeless.

That day, Randy was moved to tears to learn that caring friends donated to the Mission specifically to provide meals, safe shelter, and a fresh start in life to someone during a difficult time. “It’s a blessing because I didn’t have anywhere to go,” he says.

“I’ve never been in a place like this,” Randy says. “It’s such a blessing that this Mission is here to help people like me.”

Randy will be giving thanks for people like you this Thanksgiving . . .

It was caring friends and donors to DRMM who gave generously so this proud veteran could start again, regain independence, and reclaim hope in his heart—

First, there was good nutritious food; just what he needed to heal physically.
Second, safe shelter; a foundation to rebuild his broken life.
Lastly, the gift of hope showered upon him with genuine compassion.

Randy received the life-changing care he desperately needed and will soon have an apartment of his own—all because caring neighbors like you support the lifesaving, life-changing work of DRMM.

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, many more people in need will turn to the Mission. We expect to serve over 135,000 meals at a cost of $263,250! We need prayers and support now to make sure everyone who turns to us receives a meal and other crucial help!

Please make a gift of meals now, because every new beginning starts with a meal!

On behalf of people like Randy and so many others who are lost and broken, battling homelessness, joblessness, or addiction, thank you for making this a Thanksgiving filled with help, hope, and new beginnings. It all starts with your gift of meals!


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