OUR LOGO DEFINED
House: The family of God joins together here.
Heart: Love is shared here.
Arrows: The impact of that love reaches beyond our doors into the community.
Foundation Stones: Many churches working together to provide the foundation of this organization.
Samaritan House is a Michigan non-profit tax exempt organization existing to assist our neighbors and has been given 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. It is operated by seventeen Christian churches in the Romeo-Washington-Bruce-Ray, Macomb, Shelby, and Armada areas of northwestern Macomb County, Michigan. Support comes from the contributions of churches, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals that believe in and want to be a part of this work. We welcome all as a donor, volunteer, or visitor.
For many years, St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Romeo provided services to the poor through the establishment of Romeo Community Service Center. In 1994, St. Clement invited other Christian churches in the area to join them in this effort. After several area churches accepted this invitation, a new corporation was formed in January 1995 under the name of Samaritan House.
Financial support comes from many areas: sponsoring churches, private individuals, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Four County Community Foundation, VFW, Washington and Romeo Lions and Goodfellows, Romeo Kiwanis, Utica-Shelby Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Romeo Community Schools S.E.R.V.E. program, Vacation Bible Schools, and many other community organizations, schools and businesses.
Additionally, we receive food donations from individuals, churches, schools and businesses. We are recipients of the Can Do Food Drive and the Mail Carrier Food Drive in our area. We receive food and baked goods from Gass Centennial Farm, Militello's Bakery, Target, Meijer, Jimmy John's, Westview Orchards, Verellen Orchards, Big Apple Bagels, Sheena's Market, Costco, Vince and Joe's Market, and Panera Bread.
First Congregational, Romeo
Grace Lutheran, Romeo
Momentum Christian Church, Washington
Mt. Vernon United Methodist, Washington
Orchard Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Washington
Our Redeemer Lutheran, Washington
Our Saviour Lutheran, Armada
Romeo United Methodist, Romeo
Shepherd's Gate Lutheran, Shelby
St. John Lutheran, Romeo
St. John Vianney Catholic, Shelby
St. Paul's Episcopal, Romeo
St. Thomas Presbyterian, Shelby
Ss. John & Paul Catholic, Washington
Washington United Methodist, Washington
Woodside Bible Church, Romeo
The People Who Operate Samaritan House
Samaritan House operates with four employees and a multitude of talented and dedicated volunteers.
Our employees are:
Executive Director: Kathy Wojcik
Event Coordinator: Tammy Lorts
Administrative Assistant: Judy Barron
Communications Coordinator: Meg Chorzempa
Three of our many volunteers are:
Jon Corbin: Legal Counsel
Jennifer Loebs: Recorder, Shopper
Dolores Lechkun: Accountant, Shopper
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