MTM Unveils Mobile Shower Unit

Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on . Posted in Local

nbMel Trotter Ministries recently unveiled its new three-stall mobile shower unit, which will allow those experiencing homelessness to receive not only a hot shower, but dignity and compassion as well.

The mobile shower unit will be placed at strategic locations throughout the city where hygiene services are most needed. Mel Trotter Ministries, along with community partners including The Other Way Ministries, The Homeless Outreach Team and others feel strongly that being builders of relationships in the West Michigan community is paramount to helping unsheltered individuals with tangible needs such as hygiene.

"While demonstrating the compassion of Christ one life at a time happens through meeting immediate needs, even more so, it happens through relationships in action, letting others know they are loved and valued," said Dennis Van Kampen, President and CEO of Mel Trotter Ministries.

MTM received two start gifts from Amway Corp. and Express Employment Professionals.

"Express Employment Professionals cares deeply for our community," said Janis Petrini, owner/operator of Express Employment Professionals. "We are so excited to invest in the MTM Mobile Shower Unit. This new shower unit will help bring dignity to those that are experiencing homelessness as they move to sustainable housing and employment opportunities. It is our joy to walk alongside our community members and this is an incredible resource and we are proud to support MTM in this initiative
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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