Macomb County Warming Center Fundraiser on March 25

Joe Sowerby refers to the Macomb County Warming Shelter as a “humanitarian jewel”. Located in downtown Mount Clemens, the shelter was founded in 2001, after a brutal winter claimed the lives of several homeless in the area.

A team of nearly 2 dozen churches offers food and shelter, on a rotating basis, to about 50-100 homeless daily, between November and April. The Ray of Hope Day Center offers medical referrals, job search assistance, identification, mail addresses and other service to the county’s homeless.

To honor his mother’s memory, who was a tireless advocate for the homeless, Joe, and his wife Kata, embraced this mission. Anton, Sowerby & Associates donates 100 pairs of thermal underwear annually to the shelter. One year there was a sock collection, in conjunction with the annual Santa Parade in Mount Clemens.

On March 25, from 1pm­6pm, O’Halloran’s Public House will host “The Warmth of Music”, a gathering of friends, family and neighbors to raise funds for the Macomb County Warming Shelter. Money raised will help provide food and sundries to the homeless of Macomb County. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet lunch and soft beverages.