Homeless Awareness Week- Mark’s Place Fundraiser
CHARLOTTE MI, November 8, 2017 – On Tuesday, November 14, Mark’s Place at 238 Main Street, Eaton Rapids is donating 10% of the restaurant’s proceeds for that day’s sales to Housing Services Mid Michigan for its Eaton County Homelessness Prevention program. The owners, Mark and Krysta McGee expressed an interest in supporting area residents who maybe experiencing homelessness following discussions with Housing Services’ Assistant Director, Christie Harry. Harry explained, “you may not see homelessness as it is portrayed on television or in the movies here in Eaton County, because rural homelessness looks different, but we do have people who find themselves in homeless situations.”
Last year, 1,853 individuals in Eaton County experienced a housing crisis. In order to raise awareness of homelessness, November 11th through November 19th has been declared as Eaton County Homeless Awareness Week by the Eaton County Commissioners. According the National Coalition Against Homelessness, this timeframe is used to educate the public about homelessness, draw attention to problems of poverty, and raise support for local programs and services.
Later in the month, a Prevent Holiday Homeless Campaign will be held by Housing Services Mid Michigan on “Giving Tuesday”, November 28. Donations to this fundraiser can be made on the agency’s website www.hsmidmichigan.org or by sending a check with “Holiday” in the memo to PO Box 746 Charlotte, MI. All proceeds will stay in Eaton County and will be used to prevent homeless during the upcoming holiday season.
Housing Services Mid Michigan is a 501c (3) organization dedicated to serving the homeless and its prevention with programs that reach into Barry, Clinton and Eaton counties. All proceeds from the above mentioned fundraisers will support Eaton County residents. As a non-profit, donations may be tax deductible.
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