MCREST NEEDS YOU!

July 28-August 3, 2024

This year we are hosting our MCREST guests at The Women and Children’s Shelter in Mt. Clemens. They house approximately 50-55 women and children there on an ongoing and rotating basis. Our responsibility as host is to provide three meals each day for the duration of our host week. The donations that are received will go toward purchasing the food items needed. We are also hoping to have enough money to purchase bus tickets for our guests as well. So please be as generous as you can!

WHAT WE NEED

Meal PrepVolunteers are needed to purchase groceries (we will provide Meijer Gift Cards or reimbursement) and prepare meals one evening during our host week. This would be a great way for families or groups to come together and help those less fortunate. SIGN UP IN THE PARISH OFFICE

Drivers/ServersThis volunteer position would involve picking up prepared meals from our kitchen crew or restaurant at 5pm each day and delivering them to the Women/Children’s Shelter in Mount Clemens. It would also require these volunteers to stay and serve the dinner to our guests. (Total time commitment: Approx. 2 Hours). Please contact Transportation Chair, Bob Mackstaller

** Monetary DonationsDonations will be accepted in the parish office or click on the DONATE TO MCREST button below.

Thank you for your generosity!

About MCREST

Begun in 1988 with the idea of a homeless day camp, in the past 30 years Macomb County’s Rotating Emergency Shelter (MCREST) has evolved to now provide meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance, job readiness training, and emergency shelter 365 days each year to Macomb County’s homeless population.
St. Blase is proud to be part of now approximately 70 committed churches, from many denominations across Macomb County to host a week throughout the year. During our host week, we provide three meals each day and serve them to our MCREST guests at their new permanent residence in Mt. Clemens which opened in January 2022. Why do we do this? We are called to love as Jesus loved – to show compassion to those in need, to uphold the dignity, honor the diversity and respect the life of every individual in our community. We are blessed to be able to help to provide homeless and displaced individuals the opportunity for successful transition to independence!

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the parish office at 586.268.2244