Organizations to Launch Initiative to Target Grand Rapids Panhandlers

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Courtesy: Real Change GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids community organizations are coming together to launch a campaign to educate the public about options for those in need and to target panhandlers at intersections across the city.

It’s called Real Change Grand Rapids.  On its website, it says, “Look for ‘Real Change, Not Spare Change’ giving jars or visit for more ways to give.  All proceeds go directly towards helping those in need.  Together we can make real change.”

The organizations listed on the site are Catholic Charities West Michigan, Degage Ministries, Guiding Light Mission, Dwelling Place, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Family Promise of Grand Rapids, Heartside Ministry.

More details about the campaign will come to light later Monday.

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  • Religion in Greed

    My hubby worked 24.6 yrs at a factory. He gets non-hodgkin lymphoma stage 4. Dr. had him going back to work after each CHOP chemo (every 3 weeks) for 9 sessions, canceling our workman comp. every 3 weeks. A chain reaction of events, no food, shut off notices, rent evictions, repo of our only vehicle. We fell between the cracks. We went to St. Vincent out of desperation, explained everything, and they turned us away, but yet paid rent and gave vouchers to single mother's with um-teen kids… they can kiss it where the sun don't shine… "We Don't Donate To Catholic Churches Anymore!!!" We give directly to poor if we can, or "The Salvation Army, and Goodwill Industries." They truly help people.