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My Town: Construction company donates talents to West Michigan's homeless
My Town: Construction company donates talents to West Michigan's homeless

WALKER, Mich.--  The sale of a new home in Walker is helping West Michigan’s homeless.

After handing over the keys to the new owners of 4588 Gordonshire NW, Ver Woert  Construction handed over a $35,500 check to Degage Ministries.   The company built the home with the intention of donating the proceeds to the charity.  Owner Ken Ver Woert came up with the idea after listening to a sermon at his church about using his gifts and talents for God’s glory.

“My firm has enjoyed building this home, knowing our hard work would be benefiting others in need,” said Ver Woert. “We are also grateful for the kind hearts of our subcontractors who pledged to join us in this mission, raising the amount we were able to provide Degage Ministries.”

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“Degage Ministries is honored to be the recipient of the blessing that Ken, his company and his wonderful contractors are providing to the people we serve,” said Marge Palmerlee, executive director of Degage Ministries. “As far as I know, this is the first time Degage, or perhaps any ministry in Heartside, has benefited in this fashion. This substantial gift will make a tremendous impact on our ability to transform lives and restore hope to those we serve in our Open Door Women’s Center.”

 Degage Ministries is a nonprofit organization helping the homeless in Grand Rapids’ Heartside district. 

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