Shelter in Big Rapids Needs Your Help to Continue to Serve
Our Brother’s Keeper in Big Rapids is one of the few homeless shelters in Northern Michigan that offers help to entire families; but right now, the shelter is in desperate need of at least $200,000. That money would help them stay open year-round.
They operate through the winter and for as long as funding allows them to stay open after that.
This year they were forced to close in July. Not long after that, a new executive director for the shelter stepped up with a plan.
“If we had the funding and the staff to stay open, then of course we could help them get connected to the local resources that can help them get back on their feet again, says Troy Landis, Executive Director for Our Brother’s Keeper. “Unfortunately, we just weren’t successful at that.”
Big Rapids will be hosting a Duck Race and a softball tournament on Saturday, September 14, to help raise the necessary funds for the shelter.
For more information about how you can get involved click here.