THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
When FCOC reaches out to the community for financial donations, food, clothing, and volunteer help, we are never disappointed. I want to humbly thank the many organizations who have allowed me to be a speaker at their meetings. The goal of FCOC is to spread the word about our services, and create partnerships with businesses, organizations, individuals and the schools. With the support of the entire community, we can serve more people in crisis. “Hunger is a love problem!”
There are so many times that God shows His presence in our outreach center. Here are some of His miracles.A family from Florida safely reached their sister’s Flushing home before Hurricane Irma hit. The family had two days to return to Florida due to a job commitment. For now, their car is their home. The mom came in and told us that she didn’t know what she was going to do. They spent nearly all of their money making their trip to Michigan. The FCOC volunteers went into action, bagging food, gathering clothing, praying, and, providing hope! Before they drove off, the grateful women said, “I left my sister’s and just started driving. I didn’t know what we were going to do.
Then I saw a church. I sat in the parking lot where my family prayed for God’s mercy.” Holy Cross Lutheran Church sent this family to us. Amen!
As a funeral procession went by FCOC, one of the volunteers and I began talking about the many deaths and illnesses that have been occurring lately. Then my eye caught a bright pink Bible on the giving table. I told my friend, “This is where we need to turn.” I started thumbing through the pages and came across some loose handwritten pages. God’s message was sent by someone unknown to remind us of His love, comfort, and mercy.
FROM THE FCOC PROGRAM MANAGER...
On behalf of the Southern Care Hospice Services, Theresa Faith, Director of Operations, brought in a check to go toward feeding our hungry neighbors. She told us the story about how the Southern Care Hospice Nurses collected money to donate to FCOC during Nurses Month. I have always known that people in health care to have giving hearts, but it is incredibly humbling to know that these nurses traded their recognition for a amazing act of kindness.
Employees from Foresters Granting Program, lead by Tom Hutson, Past President of the Michigan Regional Chapter, prepared 40 boxes of nonperishable items and personal care products which we received for distribution to our clients. These basic items are so important to people in need when food is the top priority. Thank you to everyone who took part of supplying the FCOC with such a tremendous gift!!!
THANK YOU GARRETT!
Garrett Schaibly finished his Eagle Scout projects for FCOC.
We are so proud and blessed to have them on our porch!
WE ARE THANKFUL
TO HELP THOSE IN NEED
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEIR STORIES...
We are thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers that serve at FCOC. Here are just a few of the many friendly and caring volunteers that you will see here.