Thanks Giveaway event eases worries for those in need

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta


Shaun Taft of the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency got into costume and the holiday spirit Tuesday to help people with Thanksgiving turkey vouchers find the pick-up site at the Wyandotte location.

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Shaun Taft’s no birdbrain.

She got into costume and the holiday spirit Tuesday to help people with Thanksgiving turkey vouchers find the redemption point at the Wayne Metro main office in Wyandotte.

Taft is a community outreach manager for the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, which offers a wide range of anti-poverty human services that empower positive change for individuals and families in 42 communities surrounding Detroit.

Wayne Metro distributed 1,100 turkeys to local low-income families in time for Thanksgiving.

“In these difficult times, Wayne Metro is working to meet the needs of many Out-Wayne County residents and their families,” said Louis Piszker, Wayne Metro chief executive officer.

Families who were income-eligible were able to preregister for a turkey. The voucher they received let them pick up their turkey the week of Thanksgiving at sites in Redford, Hamtramck or Wyandotte.

Wayne Metro serves 42 of the communities that surround Detroit by helping low and moderate income families with over 45 programs.

Their four areas of focus are: community support programs, youth and family services, homeless programs and community development programs.

Wayne Metro helps people find and connect with the anti-poverty and human services programs they need, empowering positive change for individuals, families and communities. It uses strong partnerships and a support network to make the most of the assistance available and to help those in need find the agencies and resources that can help them.

In addition to support services, the agency helps clients get food, clothing and assistance with utilities, rent, mortgage and food voucher services.

For more information go to www.waynemetro.org.

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