Grand Rapids

Degage Ministries feeds, honors hundreds of homeless vets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Degage Ministries opened its doors Friday to feed West Michigan heroes without a home.

More than 200 veterans were recognized and welcomed during Degage’s annual Veterans Day lunch. Visitors filled their stomachs and were recognized with a pinning ceremony, gifts and a musical performance by the Catholic Central choir.

“The number of vets on the street is just overwhelming. One is too many and it’s just a privilege for us to honor them, to know that we have an opportunity to say thank you,” said Degage Ministries Executive Director Marge Palmerlee.

“I’m humbled by it. They helped us get of the streets. It’s the least I can do to come back and let other people know if me and my fiancée can do it, they can do it,” said Air Force veteran Jack Eubanks.

For more information about volunteering or donating to Degage Ministries, visit the organization’s website.


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