Winter shelter opens in Macomb County, raising $200K

Sunday morning, volunteers at the Macomb County Winter Shelter took cots out of boxes to prepare an overflow shelter in the county set to open Sunday night for people in need. The Macomb County Winter Shelter was started by Kathy Goodrich in 2002. After Goodrich died in 2020, the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST) ran the overflow shelter's services. Using COVID relief funds, MCREST was able to provide emergency housing for the homeless community at area motels during the pandemic. This year, however, due to a lack of much needed funding, the organization said it would not be able to continue providing these necessary services.