According to a July 2013 report done by the
Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND), it had identified at least
1,924 homeless adults in our community who are veterans. Among them, 37 percent of homeless veterans were single and 51 percent
were part of a homeless family. Of that 51 percent, many said they were
homeless for the first time in 2012.
When: Wednesday November 11th, 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Detroit Tough Gym, 1244 Beech Street, Detroit MI 48226
We are asking for your help!
This is a serious issue that we should not ignore. That is why Goodman
Acker and Detroit Tough Gym have decided to take an initiative to help
honor our heroes and give them the support they need. With your help we
can help eliminate Detroit’s Homeless Veterans! Let us not forget
the brave sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us safe and fight
for our great nation. Let’s help eliminate homelessness within our
Detroit Veteran community and let them know their sacrifices have not
been forgotten.Senior Partner of Goodman Acker, Jerry Acker.
How You Can Help
**Please note the 5K delivery run is not a timed run and there will be
stops along the way to drop off donated items. To register for the the
5K please fill out the registration form located on this page.
Members of the community are asked to join Goodman Acker attorneys at the
Detroit Tough gym at 1224 Beech Street, Detroit, from
6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11th and get involved.
There are several ways in which you can help support this mission:
distribute goods or
How To Donate
Throughout the entire event, we will be collecting donations of gently
used or new items such as:
- ear muffs
- business suits
Disposable goods such as:
- toothbrushes and toothpaste
- razors and shaving cream
Anyone who donates will receive a Donation Acknowledgement form for tax purposes.
Donation Drop Off Locations
If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate,
you can do so by stopping by one of the following locations listed below
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Anyone who donates tangible supplies
or monetary contributions will receive a Donation Acknowledgement form
for tax purposes. Donations at the drop off locations will be accepted
up to November 6th.
- Law Offices of Goodman Acker 17000 West 10 Mile Road Second Floor Southfield, MI 48075
- Detroit Tough Gym 1224 Beech Street Detroit, MI 48226
Monetary donations can also be made towards the cause in which all donation
funds will go to the
Michigan Veterans Foundation in support of their mission. Checks or credit card payment will be accepted
for donations. Checks should be made out to the:
Michigan Veterans Foundation. They can either be given at the day of the event or mailed to the Goodman
Acker office attention Kathryn Kunst.
Credit card payments may be made via Pay Pal. Click “Donate with
PayPal” to donate via credit card.
How to Volunteer
Community members who enjoy walking or running can also get involved by
joining a group 5K starting at 7 a.m. Volunteers will fill backpacks with
donated supplies and deliver to homeless veterans within the city. The
route will start at the Detroit Tough Gym. Designated locations to follow include:
- Mariners Inn at 445 Ledyard, Detroit
- Michigan Veterans Foundation at 2770 Park Ave, Detroit
- Back to Detroit Tough Gym at 1224 Beech Street, Detroit
The 5K will be led by Detroit Tough Gym owner Roger Dyjak.
We will have backpacks but we ask that if you remember to please bring
your own backpacks to fill with goods.
Veterans will also be invited to use the gym for FREE on the day of the event.
A Special Thank You
A special thank you to Tim Hortons as our breakfast sponsor. Food will
be available to those donating and open to the homeless.