DETROIT, MI [DOM] – The community of St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, Detroit, MI, launch a campaign seeking assistance to upgrade their community center which serves weekly meals to those in need. The present center lacks a functioning kitchen which many local residents rely on to serve them meals.
For the past ten years, the cathedral community has focused on local service ministry assisting those in southwest Detroit a warm meal every Sunday afternoon. During this time many surrounding church communities and organizations have joined the effort by preparing food and serving on Sundays.
Other ministries hosted at the community center include Orthodox Detroit Outreach weekly food distribution, St. Maria Food Pantry and Clothing Closet, St. Herman Children’s Ministries, St. Elizabeth End-of-life Ministries, and an enquirer’s Study/Library.
“We hope you will help us to further this work with your generosity and prayers,” said, Archpriest Paul Albert, Rector of St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral. “Over the past ten years we have been blessed to host our brothers and sisters from parishes throughout the Midwest who have come to work and serve in our setting. We thank you all for helping sustain our Orthodox Christian presence here in the inner city of Detroit.”
“We now make an appeal for your help with the renovation of our new kitchen. As the center of any community, a functioning kitchen is essential to our continued missionary efforts in the inner-city. The new kitchen will serve as the heart of our missionary center, providing a place to prepare food for our various ministries and neighborhood gatherings, serving the men, women, and children of our beloved community of southwest Detroit.”
The project has been in the works for over a year, but unexpected increases in costs have slowed the process down. The goal is to raise $50,000.00 towards the purchase of exhaust system and cooking appliances still needed to complete the project.
“The funds we raise through this appeal will go directly to our kitchen renovation project. We ask that you take a moment to help us, thinking about the positive impacts your contribution can make on the lives of so many other people.”
To offer assistance, a Go Fund Me link has been made available. https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraiser-sts-peter-and-paul-new-kitchen