The crew from Escape Ministries has been working outside around Laketown Township this summer – clearing brush at the Huyser House then painting the home, painting the restrooms at Wolters Woods Park and, earlier this week, shoveling sand off the steps to Laketown Township Beach.
On Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, they got a break and worked inside at the Graafschap Fire Department, 4534 60th St., on smoke detectors.
The fire department received about 400 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from the State Fire Marshall’s office that will be given away later this year to residents in need. Instead of drilling the detectors into homeowner’s walls, volunteers will use adhesive to stick them to the walls. The Escape Ministries crew prepared the units. They also received a tour of the firehouse, tried on turnout gear, and discussed future career opportunities and options with Captain Dave Grumney.
The mission of Escape Ministries in Holland is to intervene in the lives of those who fall between the cracks of society and help them successfully navigate to a positive life experience through meaningful, Gospel-rooted relationships, according to the group’s website.