Staff members walked for fathers on Saturday, August 6 and collectively raised $2,000 to support the mission of Mariners Inn. It was a wonderful day to support a great cause. Ending the walk on the field of Comerica Park was an added bonus!!
On Friday, June 3, 2011, Mariners Inn hosted our 9th annual golf classic at the Warren Valley Golf Course. A record number of golfers enjoyed sunshine and mild temperatures. Mariners Inn was proud to once again have Strategic Staffing Solutions as our corporate sponsor.
Ed Schmid Ford helped add excitement to the event with the donation of the Hole-in-One prize - a 2012 Ford Focus. A fun time was had by all and we are pleased to report that we raised nearly $25,000 to support the mission of Mariners Inn.
Throughout the month of August 2011, Bob, the Mariners Inn Case Manager, has taken several of our consumers to the Detroit Institute of Arts to meet with Mr. Vito, who is a local artist and teacher. Mr. Vito has been working closely with the gentlemen at Mariners Inn and has helped them to create pieces of art from wooden blocks.
Bob (left) and Michael from Mariners Inn.
The blocks were then painted and a story was added to tell a little bit about what the piece means to each creator.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 the MotorCity Casino Hotel Helping Hands group prepared and served lunch to the consumers and staff of Mariners Inn. Helping Hands is comprised of employees of the MotorCity Casino. With the guidance of Chef John Cortez, barbequed chicken, hot dogs, and hamburgers were prepared and a delicious meal was enjoyed by all.
We would like to thank the following members of the Helping Hands Group: Sabrina Burns, Dave Denomme, Chuck Cole, Chef John Cortez, Pamela Harris, Susie Stokes, Yvonne Lowe, Sutara Anderson, July Cluff, Bernice McKinley, Paul Wochrichio, Christine Liniarski, and Jacci Woods.
The mission of Mariners Inn is to provide 24 hour, residential, substance abuse treatment for adult, homeless men of Southeastern Michigan, in a professional, compassionate, therapeutic environment conducive to reducing their problems of drug and alcohol addiction, thereby promoting their return to health, independence, and increased self-worth.