GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP — West Michigan is seeing countless examples of organizations helping people during these uncertain times of the Coronavirus. One partnership in Georgetown Township combines a church, Sunrise Ministries, and a medical supply company, MedWest. Rob Maskill is a Territory Manager for MedWest, where he would normally be using his company van to deliver medical supplies to hospitals for elective surgeries, but those have been temporarily postponed.
Rob attends Sunrise Ministries where his Lead Pastor, Dan Fisher, opened a food distribution center nearly three weeks ago. It's for anyone in need during these trying times, stocked full of food, canned goods and even bathroom supplies, all donated by local organizations like Love Inc., Aldi, Perrigo and others, including the general public. But to get those large donations to the church, Rob has been allowed to use his company van for pickups. "With MedWest,I think it's kind of neat that they've allowed their resource to be used," said Maskill.
The public is invited to stop in twice a week, Mondays and Wednesday from 4-7p to pick-up their bags of necessities, no questions asked and regardless of the church someone may attend, as Fisher explained. "We've helped very few families from our congregations, we've asked them if they need help, but not many right now do, so the vast majority of families being helped are from our community."
Fisher adds that they are day to day right now and always accepting more donations at the church, located on 28th Street in Jenison, Sundays thru Thursday 9am-1pm. They also have a drop box for after hour donations.