A Home Again
Organized by: Jacob Wencel
As homeless rate's rise throughout the country, many among West Michigan struggle to keep a shelter for them and their families. Wade McCallister, a local pastor and friend, is currently looking for a homing situation where he can live with his son and the young men he knows living out on the street. It is his goal to provide shelter to those who are in dire need of care and a place to rest. He had lost his home after getting mounted up by medical bills a year and a half ago. He was diagnosed with lung disease. He continues his efforts in providing homes for those who need it, yet as his health diminishes, his capabilities do as well.
A friend of Wade's had this to say about the situation:
"Wade McCallister is a name synonymous with hope in the West Michigan area. Through the years, homeless young men have been able to find shelter and unconditional support as he opened his home without judgment or discrimination, and offered encouragement until these young men were able to live independently. A year and a half ago this came to a halt, when Wade lost his home, the very means of supporting the homeless in his area, on the heels of taking care of his parents, both hospitalized, and his own stay in ICU. Medical bills mounted up, resulting in the loss of the very life support he was able to give to others. Wade needs a home. Not an apartment, where the rules prohibit extra residents, but an actual house. Because of his generosity through the years in providing shelter and hope for others, it is only reasonable that I, a lifelong friend of 40 plus years, appeal to your generosity and ask that you help Mr. McCallister. By helping him, you will indirectly be helping many. I would gratefully appreciate your consideration in assisting him in the way that he has assisted so many others. Thank you, Mary Nichelson, Atlanta, GA"