Dear Friends in Christ,
Camp Restore Detroit (CRD) is a new ministry housed at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (6 mile at Chalmers) in Detroit. CRD provides ministry teams with housing, food, and service opportunities to Restore Hope to the residents of our city.
CRD began in February of 2017 in partnership with Camp Restore New Orleans and the LCMS Michigan District. In its first year, CRD hosted five teams and approximately sixty individuals working on various projects throughout Detroit. In 2018, we are currently expecting to have over 3000 nights booked (1 camper for 1 night = 1 night). These teams are not only from Michigan, but from all over the country. The volunteers range in age from 8 to 80 and stay for approximately a week.
We would like to invite congregations and/or individuals to partner with us to provide evening meals. This was done by several congregations last year. Not only was it well received by the campers, but the meal volunteers enjoyed the experience as well. The volunteer camper response has been overwhelming for 2018 as ministry teams are excited to help Restore Hope. Many groups will be in our building during the summer months. This means that we will need approximately 100 evening meals for groups of various sizes from now until mid-August.
We hope you will join us in working to Restore Hope through our human care, construction, and environmental efforts in the Detroit community. The congregation of Mt. Calvary, Detroit, is quite small, worshipping 18 - 25 each Sunday. CRD is in its infancy with only three part-time employees who are kept quite busy with their specific duties. Therefore, the support of others is needed and greatly appreciated for CRD to fulfill its potential in bringing God's blessings to the city of Detroit. We are also attaching our current donation list for anyone who may choose to assist in fulfilling those needs.
If any individuals or groups in your congregation would like to help out with one or more evening meals, please contact us with dates. Menus and other details can be worked out as we partner together.
If you have any questions, please contact Pat Fritz at Camp Restore Detroit. You may leave a message at Mt. Calvary at 313.527.3366 or call her cell at 586. 805.0905. You can also send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May God Bless You as You Serve Jesus in Your Work and Play,
Patricia Fritz, Board Member
John S. Carrier, Director