Men Who Care make financial impact on Manistee in 2017

Mike Woroniak, board member of Northern Michigan Recovery Residences, accepts the Men Who Care donation of $3,000 from Al Frye, member of MWC. (Courtesy photo)

Mike Woroniak, board member of Northern Michigan Recovery Residences, accepts the Men Who Care donation of $3,000 from Al Frye, member of MWC. (Courtesy photo)

MANISTEE COUNTY — Men Who Care (MWC) Manistee County met for their final meeting of the year in October of 2017.

A vote was taken by members of MWC at this meeting to give their quarterly donation of $3,000 to the Northern Michigan Recovery Residences. This Manistee nonprofit group is a one-of-a-kind supportive transitional residential program for individuals in recovery who would otherwise be homeless.

Mike Woroniak, a board member of the nonprofit, said that the residents of this program live in a sober, structured environment with supervision by a house manager or a certified recovery coach.

All residents are required to pay a nominal daily rent and to take part in the day-to-day operation of the house.

While in residence the Individuals develop a personal wellness plan through coordination with family, physicians, human services agencies, mental health professionals, law enforcement and the courts.

The Men Who Care of Manistee County is proud to have made a significant financial impact to nonprofits throughout 2017 by total donations $12,400 for the year.

Donations per quarter were as follows:

First quarter; Love INC at $3,175; Second quarter; Habitat for Humanity at $3,050; Third quarter; Mathew 25-35 Food Bank at $3,175; and Fourth quarter; Northern Michigan Recovery Residences at $3,000.Presently there are 30 members of MWC who are care deeply about and are invested in helping the Manistee Community. MWC meet once each quarter.

Each member pledges to donate $100 per quarter to a Manistee nonprofit, which is voted on by the group at the quarterly meetings. MWV meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of January, April, July and October.

It is the 2018 goal of MWC to increase membership so donations to non-profits in Manistee County will continue to increase.

If you would like more information about MWC or are interested in becoming part of this great group please call Al Frye, (231) 723-7855 or Dick Albee, (231) 723-0032.

 

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Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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