Exodus Place Gives Homeless Veterans a Home for the Holidays
On December 18th, Exodus Place will hold a dinner for all the residents of the building. For most, this is the first Christmas dinner these veterans have had, in a stable home, in years. They normally spend Christmas in a shelter, or our in the cold
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Dec. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Grand Rapids, MICH—This Christmas, 38, once homeless military veterans, will get to spend Christmas some place other than the streets. Exodus Place, one of the largest transitional housing facilities in Michigan, welcomed 38 veterans into their facility within the past 2 months. The facility is located downtown on the Grand River and provides once homeless men with affordable housing, employment assistance, hot meals, mentoring and much more.
On December 18th, Exodus Place will hold a dinner for all the residents of the building. Their menu, prepared by chef Rick McBain will consist of pineapple glazed ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, and much more. For most, this is the first Christmas dinner these veterans have had, in a stable home, in years. They normally end up going in and out of shelters, or spending Christmas out in the cold. Now they actually have a place to call home, and friends to enjoy the holiday with.
In addition to the Christmas dinner these veterans will enjoy, they will also receive gifts of hats and gloves donated by Kevin Miles, Executive Director of Go the Distance Ministries in Grand Rapids. With the cold weather Michigan winters bring, it is vital for the men to have the proper clothing and although Exodus is doing all we can to provide this, there is still a need for men’s winter coats. We are asking the community to help us make sure the men are warm for the winter.
For these military veterans, as well as many other men, Exodus Place has been a source of hope; they see people around them who want to help them get their life back, and who truly care about their success. Just when they thought everyone had turned their back on them, Exodus Place was here to show them that they are not forgotten.
This Christmas, homeless war veterans can finally breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that they now have a “Home for the Holidays”.
To donate winter coats please call Keith at 242-9130 or drop them off at our building: