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Remembering Our Neighbors This Holiday

Still feeling under the weather...so enjoy your good health!

In the meantime, here are some links and pictures to some pretty wonderful stuff happening involving Forgotten Harvest and the Coalition on Temporary Shelter.

--CBS News recently did a story about Forgotten Harvest. The Oak Park-based group's mission is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.

This wonderful group is in the midst of a major fund-raising drive to try to help meet the rapidly expanding needs of this area. To donate, go here.

-- Last week, more than 30 students from the Detroit Service Learning Academy, the International Relief Organization Feed the Children and the Detroit Pistons Foundation got together to give away Thanksgiving food and non-perishable baskets to COTS families. They distributed some 1,200 boxes of supplies for 400 families. Each family received perishable products, household supplies and more.

Founded in 1982, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing and comprehensive support services for Detroit's homeless population. Its mission is to alleviate homelessness by offering an array of services, which enable people to achieve economic self-sufficiency and decent, affordable housing. COTS provides nearly 50,000 nights of emergency shelter each year.

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