About Us

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.

General Information

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.

History

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.

Community Support

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.

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 LeDuc

Three of our many volunteers are:

Jon Corbin: Legal Counsel

Jennifer Loebs: Recorder, Shopper

Dolores Lechkun: Accountant, Shopper

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