Helping Our Neighbors in Need
"Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you have been taught by God to love each other."
1 Thessalonians 4:9
Samaritan House will be recognized in the community as the Heart and Hands of Christ.
Samaritan House is a community service organization devoted to serving individuals and families within our community by recognizing their needs and mobilizing the means for dealing with those needs so that suffering can be relieved, dignity preserved, and love shared.
Serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
For our clients who are elderly or disabled and used STAR Transportation to visit Samaritan House, good news: STAR Transportation has resumed operations! Also, our lobby is now open with chairs placed to maintain social distancing. Clients, and Samaritan House volunteers and employees, are wearing masks at all times. Prior to clients entering the building, we are checking their temperatures and performing a health screen. So come in and see us if you live in Northwestern Macomb County and are in need of food assistance! Our hours of operation are Tues, 10-6; Wed, 10-6; and Fri, 10-4, and Samaritan House is located at 62324 Van Dyke, Washington, 48094. We are here to help!
We understand that some of our clients are at higher risk from COVID-19 and may not be comfortable with these arrangements. For these clients, we are making alternative arrangements to provide them with assistance. Also, if you are not feeling well, give us a call at (586-336-9956) during business hours. and we will discuss how we can get groceries to you.
A Note From Our Director
I want to make sure families know that Samaritan House is here to help with food, especially now that schools are closed. We realize the toll this can take on families. If you find yourself needing food during this time please call us. We are here to help!
God Bless, Kathy Wojcik, Executive Director
Friday, 10am- 4pm
Samaritan House will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and will reopen on Tuesday, July 7th.
Happy 4th of July!
Help us feed our neighbors by donating online via PayPal! Your donation can be made in memory of or in honor of a family member, friend or other special person or group.
Shopping at Meijer, Kroger or Amazon can turn into cash for Samaritan House!
As a Thrivent Financial member, it's easy for you to help Samaritan House. You can request that Samaritan House be the recipient of Thrivent Choice Dollars
Samaritan House receives matching grants from:
- Pfizer Foundation
- Consumers Energy Foundation
Please participate in these programs if you are able.
We love to give books to 0ur clients' children. Having a book to take home encourages them to keep reading. Please bring books appropriate for children of all ages to Samaritan House.
Call our office during business hours and we will post your item(s) on our bulletin board for those in need of furniture.
Plans for the Annual Golf Outing on July 25, 2020 Are Going Forward!
Registration will be at 7:30am - Shotgun Start at 8:30am
The ticket price will include:
- 18 hole golf scramble
- Continental breakfast/bloody mary bar (donated by All State Plumbing)
- 3 drink tickets
- Lunch at the Turn
- Entry into all contests (Closest to Pin, Longest Drive, Shootout, $10,000 hole in one)
- We will have door prizes and the $250 Dick Sporting Goods Gift Card give-away.
We are planning to have a 50/50 drawing, and the wheelbarrow of cheer (to be donated by Capstone Wealth Management).
Raffle items include a golf bag, a TV , a Yeti cooler gift set and possibly more.
Tickets are $125. Contact Tammy Lorts at 586-336-9956 or email@example.com to buy tickets.
Left to right: Event Coordinator, Tammy Lorts and Director, Kathy Wojcik on home delivery day
This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:
- Joseph & Bertha Corrion Charitable Fund
- Dora & Toos Ondersma Fund
- Four County Community Foundation
- Loose Threads of Romeo
- United Way of Southeastern Michigan
- All who donated food
- All of our volunteers
- Our dedicated employees - Kathy, Judy, Tammy & Meg
- Volunteer of the Month, Joel!
Thank You Volunteers!
We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only four part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love from 90 plus volunteers that give of their time every month.
From putting out loaves of bread and meeting with clients to stocking the shelves, sweeping the floors and fixing the doors, our volunteers are the BEST! Bless you.
To join our wonderful team of volunteers or for more information, please call Judy at 586-336-9956.
In May, Samaritan House...
- Provided food to 151 families
- Delivered food to 35 home-bound residents
- The community donated food, household and personal products valued at $14, 361 for our clients.
- $11,961.95 was spent stock the pantry; funds that went directly back into the community.
- 38 volunteers donated 557 hours of their time to Samaritan House!
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