You can help the homeless of Detroit’s Cass Corridor

By Joyce Ervin

A new blanket and slightly-used coat drive is being held by Keystone Church of Saline in partnership with St. Paul United Church of Christ, and the community is invited to contribute.  The coats and blankets will be delivered to Cass Corridor, a street mission in inner city Detroit that is aimed at meeting the most basic needs for the homeless and poor.
 Keystone spokeswoman and director of care and volunteer resources, Dee Dee Rhoades said, “Your gifts will provide warmth and comfort to those in need during the winter season.”
The donations can be dropped off at the church located RAT3375 Saline Waterworks Road, on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. until 12:40 p.m.November 29 through December 20 or daily from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the church office. 
The blankets and coats will be delivered and distributed on December 26 along with food, clothes, and hygiene kits, members will build relationships with and pray for those that respond to the outreach. The Cass Corridor is loosely defined as an area on Cass street from Wayne State University to the north to the I-75 freeway to the south and is populated with homeless individuals.
This is only one opportunity the church membership is involved in to help those less fortunate.  For information on times of services, visit the website at or call 944-5397.

Joyce Ervin is a freelance writer reporting on Saline.  She can be contacted at:  jlervin42 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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