It's been a long five months since COVID-19 has hit our community and we've been busy. Mission for Area People has continued to operate during the shut-down helping those in need. Diana Wright-Stubbs, Executive Director of MAP, would like to share an update on those we have served during the pandemic. As of July 27, 2020, MAP has assisted the following:
Aided 118 individuals with lodging, (this includes the homeless, quarantined, and COVID-19 positive.
55 rooms of lodging were paid for, many are still in lodging.
Approximately $29,000 spent in lodging.
Bedding, linens, towels, personal care, food, medicine, and transportation have been given to those displaced or homeless.
All of us at MAP would like to thank the community donors including United Way of the Lakeshore, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Meijers, and many generous individuals for giving to us. We wouldn't be able to continue our work without this support.
The pandemic is not over, but we promise that MAP will be there to help every step of the way. Stay home. Stay safe.
It's time for our 3rd annual Feet & Seat Give-Away on Thursday, August 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, at our MAP office, located at 2500 Jefferson Street. We need donations to make this event happen. Please drop off (new) items to help children dress for school. Items needed: Boys and men's boxers all sizes (especially XL, XXL, and XXXL men) Boys and men's socks all sizes and colors. Girls and ladies underwear all sizes (especially XL and XXL ladies). Girls and ladies socks, all sizes and colors. Bra's all sizes: small, medium, large, XL, and XXL. Parents attending the event are asked to leave younger children home, but may bring teenagers to help pick out their size and style that best works for them.
For more information, please call our office at 231-733-9672.
Are you in need? MAP is here for you by providing basic needs assistance. We have available a healthy food pantry with curbside pick-up, a free clothing pantry, medical supplies and equipment assistance, and help with shelter and transportation.
Please call our office to learn more at 231-733-9672.