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Thanksgiving . . . A Time To Be Thankful . . But Also A Time to Give . .

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission of Bay City Needs Your Help

November 16, 2008       1 Comments
By: Julie McCallum,
Senior Staff

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The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission (GSRM) in Bay City plans to serve over 8,600 Thanksgiving and Christmas meals this holiday season.

The GSRM's mission is to express God's love by reaching out to the hurting and home less of Bay area by providing shelter and care, by developing a community of support, and by proclaiming the Gospel of Christ.

According to Dan Streeter, Mission Director, the Mission not only provides shelter, but ministers life-changing hope through their comprehensive programs, to get homeless back on their feet.

GSRM which is located at 713 9th Street in Bay City (formerly the Good Samaritan Hospital). It was evolved from the Saginaw Rescue Mission.

Saginaw Mission's success of meeting people needs eventually led to the establishment of GSRM in Bay City. Today GSRM is able to provide emergency shelter for men, women and children, services range from basic shelter to Christian discipleship, to supportive services for men and women who are entering the job market.

The GSRM facility has 40,000 square feet which includes a chapel with a capacity of 99 and a Men's Shelter which opened Feb 26, 2008. Marlene Sajdak, Development Associate said, "We are on track to serve over 700 this year. Currently have served over 570. "

Sajdak continued, "We definitely have seen an increase since the closing of the Cornerstone Mission and with the change in weather already."

Thanksgiving is a time to be Thankful but also remember it is a time to Give . . .
Every meal contributed would cost only $1.95.
($19.50 would feed 10 people a Thanksgiving meal.)

The Mission also accepts donations of clothing. Donations of money can be sent to:
Dan Streeter, Mission Director of GSRM, PO BOX 613, BAY CITY, MI 48707
Payment by credit card on-line - Click Here

If you cannot afford to make a donation, volunteers are always needed just call 893-5973. If your schedule does not permit volunteering your time... please find a few minutes to pray for those who are unfortunate.

Have A Blessed ThanksGiving . . .
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17 )


DID YOU KNOW . . .
  • 15% of Bay County Residents are at or below poverty level
  • 52% of the homeless population are adults with children


  • November 9 - 15 was Homeless Awareness week.
    According to 'mihomelessweek.org' there are 79,940 homeless people living in Michigan. More than half of Michigan's homeless population is comprised of families. One in three homeless persons in Michigan is a child. Thirteen percent of the Michigan homeless population consists of veterans.


    It is more blessed to give than to receive, but then, it is also more blessed to be able to do without than to have. (Soren Kierkegarrd)

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    GJL says:       On November 17, 2008 at 10:59 PM
    GREAT article.......sometimes in giving thanks for what the Lord has blessed us with, we don't realize the small things we take for granted everyday so many go without. Thank you Julie, this article touched me.
    Agree? or Disagree?


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    Senior Staff



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