I am so, so stoked for this month's FUNdraising class on March 29th! This month, we'll be donating to Safe Harbor, a non-profit that is dedicated to ending homelessness in the Traverse City area.
Safe Harbor's story is one that we hope to one day not have to tell. In 2003, The First Church of the Nazarene started offering shelter and meals to homeless individuals who would have otherwise have been forced to spend the night outside during frigid fall, winter, and spring temperatures.
Now, Safe Harbor's 23 participating churches offer beds and warm meals to as many as 26 individuals per night from November through April. They also work with other organizations in town to help these individuals find the help and resources they need to get back on their feet.
After almost 15 years of work, Safe Harbor is planning to create a permanent shelter to better care for the most vulnerable members of our community. The money we raise on the 29th will go towards helping stamp out homelessness in our area for good.
A huge thank you to Yen cyclist and all around good guy Peter Starkel for bringing Safe Harbor to our attention. We can't wait to ride at Yen on 3/29 for a great cause!