Ecorse, River Rouge and Wyandotte Public Safety Departments have formed a partnership with Detroit Rescue Mission Departments that will allow officers to assist those in need.
For those unfamiliar with the non-profit organization, DRMM offers drug and addiction assistance, shelter for the homeless, meals for the hungry, disaster remedial action when individuals and families are forced from their homes due to an emergency such as a fire, and overall support. for those in less fortunate situations.
Detective Sergeant. Ken Groat of the Wyandotte Police Department and Billie Lionberger, who is the DRMM Outreach Coordinator, are credited with creating the partnership.
The Wyandotte Police and Fire Departments, along with the Ecorse and River Rouge Police Departments, have joined forces to help those in need in their respective towns, through a collaboration with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
The partnership began in earnest on March 22, when Wyandotte Police Chief Brian Zalewski, Wyandotte Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton, Wyandotte Fire Chief Tom Lyon, River Rouge Deputy Police Chief Dasumo Mitchell, Ecorse Assistant Police Chief Jerry Flowers, Billie Lionberger and Detective Sergeant Wyandotte. Ken Groat held a meeting to organize the details of their relationship and develop plans to provide assistance to the public.
“Dr. Chad Audi and Billie Lionberger are true humanitarians,” said Hamilton. staff to help the cause.
As examples, he said they would help distribute food to the hungry, help drug addicts free of charge, and identify individuals and families in need of shelter.
“Our organizations are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all, and this partnership is a step towards achieving that goal,” Hamilton said.
For more information about Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries or to donate, visit http://drmm.org.