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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Five Facts about Mcrest Macomb

The Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST) is a non-profit organization that provides resources and support to individuals who are homeless or displaced. Thank you to Gary Lusk for suggesting MCREST for this blog topic.

Here are five facts you may not know about MCREST:

  1. MCREST provides services (food, shelter, training) for Macomb County's homeless for up to 90 days, for 365 days of the year.
  2. The organization began in 1988 with the concept of a day camp organized by the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township.
  3. There are 90 churches throughout the area who support this program. You can view the directory of churches who participate in this program at My church, St. Ronald, participates in this program.
  4. Each year, 500 adults and 100 children benefit from the MCREST program.
  5. While monetary donations are appreciated, MCREST is also in need of many items including diapers, toddler snacks, and travel size hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.). Learn more at

Was this blog informative and/or helpful? Please click to share on your social networks and leave a comment. And the next time your church hosts MCREST, please consider participating, volunteering your time, or donating needed resources. Read about other charitable organizations here


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