Room At the Inn receives generous donation from DTE

Coat/sleeping bag.
Coat/sleeping bag.(WLUC)
Published: Dec. 20, 2022 at 7:40 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Room at the Inn in Marquette said it’s blessed to receive 10 emergency sleeping bags and winter apparel from the DTE Energy Foundation.

This was made possible by DTE’s Regional Manager for Corporate and Government Affairs Christopher Hackbarth.

The organization also received additional contributions from the Marquette Alternative High School which donated a few hundred pairs of socks. Students of the Au-Train Schools, too, donated gifts for
the guests at the Warming Center.

Organizers said the main goal is to help Marquette’s unhoused neighbors.

“This is really supporting some of our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Room at the Inn Interim Executive Director Stephen Krygier. “[These are] individuals who don’t necessarily have a variety of means at their beck and call, [such as our] essential support services. These donations ensure that we are sustaining shelter and services for any persons who arrive at our door.”

Right now, there is also a winter coat drive with Provisions MQT coffee shop that runs through Dec. 31.