Held Annually in October
The Good Samaritan Awards, established in 2014, is our most significant fundraising event every year. But more importantly, it is our chance as an organization to properly recognize the churches and their congregants that selflessly offer their space and their time to help shelter the homeless in Macomb County. We consider each member church to be an integral partner in our mission; we simply couldn't operate without them.
Awards are distributed to organizations and individuals who are selected by their fellow member churches. Heartfelt thank yous are delivered by the MCREST staff, but the remarks from our guests serve as an ever important reminder of why we do what we do. But we don't forget to have fun! Live music brings folks out to the dance floor and high quality food is served family style.
Held Annually in May
The Reverse Raffle is a beloved event held by MCREST. People from all over the county participate and get in on the fun. A ticket buys you a chance to win $5,000, other prizes as well as entrance to a night of good food, fellowship, and laughter.
Though many are driven to the event by our annual emcee, "Big Al" Muskavito formerly of the Dick Purtan Show! With Al on the mic, this lively event is an anticipated date on the calendars of our supporters.