Week Of Service To Help MISSION House In Ann Arbor

May 19, 2014

The Ann Arbor area's homeless community is getting some help next week from local Presbyterian churches. About 300 volunteers will spend time working on MISSION's home on Stone School Road.  

MISSION
Credit MISSION

The house is a place where homeless people can get food, camping supplies, and visit friends.  MISSION Board Member Seth Best is excited what a garden at the house will mean for the community.  He says not only will it help them feed homeless people at the house, but surplus food can go to other non-profit organizations.

They also plan to paint the house and build a handicap accessible deck next week.  

Best is pleased Ann Arbor and the county continue to talk about addressing homelessness and feels more affordable housing is needed.  That's because he says most entry level jobs don't pay well enough for people to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Ann Arbor.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.