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."
Samaritan House is Open!
Food orders will be taken over the phone. You'll be notified when your order can be picked up, and you will receive pickup directions. Volunteers, wearing gloves and masks will pack your order and bring it to your vehicle. Your order will be loaded into your vehicle for you.
If you are not feeling well, or are not able to pick up a food order, give us a call at (586-336-9956) during business hours and we will discuss how we can get groceries to you.
Friday, 10am- 4pm
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.
Fashion & Food Tickets
are now available!
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:
Consumers Energy Foundation
Please participate in these programs if you are able.
"Volunteers are not paid...not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless." ~Unknown
Macomb Homeless Coalition and Lakeshore Legal Aid Are Here to Help!
If you have received a court summons complaint or judgment for unpaid rent after March 1, 2020, help is available through Macomb Homeless Coalition at (586) 213-5757. There is an application that needs to be printed and emailed. If you need help with this, please feel free to call Samaritan House.
Lakeshore Legal Aid is offering FREE legal services in Macomb County. Apply online at michiganlegalhelp.org or call their hotline at 888-783-8190.
Service Area Expansion
Meijer Simply Give Spring Campaign
We are so excited to announce our first fundraiser of 2021!
Fashion & Food at the Orchards is an outdoor event held at Westview Orchards & Winery!
Please join us for an afternoon filled with light appetizers, desserts and Westview Wine tasting! There will be a fashion show featuring clothing and accessories from Target, modeled by local business leaders and volunteers. There will also be a craft fair with local vendors selling unique merchandise, raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing and a Gift Card Treasure Box.
Tickets are available at Samaritan House, Westview Orchards, or online using the "Buy Tickets" button.
Romeo Middle School Builders Club Food Drive
Thank you to the Romeo Middle School Builders Club for their recent food drive.
They were able to donate over 4,000 items to Samaritan House! We appreciate everything you did to make your food drive such a huge success!
We loved seeing these young people get so involved in helping out their community! Thanks again!
Because of COVID-19, many of our volunteers with preexisting conditions have not returned to volunteer. We are in need of volunteers, especially at the reception desk and supervisors to interview clients. Commitment to volunteer is once per week for a four-hour shift.
We also need help on the fourth Wednesday of each month to unload food shipments that we receive from Macomb Food Program. Deliveries take place at 9:15 a.m. There are 150 boxes to unload, and each box weighs approximately 30 lbs.
If you have a heart for helping others, please call Judy at (586) 336-9956. Please note: Each shift of volunteers must complete a health survey and wear a mask at all times.
This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:
- Volunteer of the Month, Bill H.
- Romeo Middle School Builders Club
Thanks to Bill,
our volunteer of the month!
our volunteer of the month!
Bill has been a devoted volunteer in our pantry since 2009. He has always been part of our hard working Wednesday afternoon pantry crew - on the frozen side! And he picks up our donation bins from the Romeo Graubner Library and delivers them to us once a week.
Bill has lived and worked in the Romeo area since 1956. He spent his working years as a pharmacist! After a few years of retirement he was searching for some way to give back to the community and fortunate for us, his church told him volunteers were needed at Samaritan House. He quickly signed up and has been with us ever since! We're very happy that he joined us and is helping to fulfill our mission of helping our community. We appreciate Bill's giving heart and dedication. A big thank you to Bill and to all of our volunteers!
We Love Our Volunteers!
We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only three part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love of many 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! God bless you!
To join our wonderful team of volunteers or for more information, please call Judy at 586-336-9956.
In March, Samaritan House...
provided food to 271 members of 124 families.
delivered food to 32 homebound clients.
distributed Easter food boxes to 150 families. Each included $25 food gift cards (valued at $3,750).
$1,000 was spent to provide 3 people with shelter assistance.
$310.14 was spent to provide 2 people with utility assistance.
$6,188 was spent on food to stock our pantry to feed our clients.
42 volunteers donated a total of 830 hours to our mission.
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