A church that is over one hundred years old in the city of Caro is being considered as a new location for a homeless shelter. The church has served as a place for services, weddings, funerals and other events throughout the years.
Jeff Kramer, head of Michigan House of Hope, is optimistic about his plan and believes this location is the new one his organization has been praying for.
Kramer said their location in Sanilac County is already overwhelmed and the need to expand is important, especially with the devastation of Coronavirus further affecting the difficulties of the homeless.
The Michigan House of Hope has their plans approved by the city of Caro to begin renovating the upstairs portion of the church as a retail shop to raise money for the shelter, but they are still waiting for approval to renovate the downstairs as sleeping quarters for those in need.
The organization relies primarily on private donations and local congregations to operate. If you’d like to contribute, visit their website.