Tornado Relief

Gryphon Place has launched a donation center at 9246 Portage Industrial Drive in Portage to facilitate the donation of items by the public and the distribution of items to those directly affected by the May 7, 2024, tornadoes.

The center is open to the public for DONATION DROP-OFF. Donations can be made Mon-Fri, 10 AM-4 PM. (Hours of operation may change and will be communicated publicly.) Donations of Food and Clothing are not being accepted at the Donation Management Center (read on for details).

DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ARE ACCEPTED:  Items in bold are the most needed. 
Gift cards in $50 increments to Meijer, Target, and Walmart so affected families may purchase new items to meet their individual needs.
• First Aid Supplies (kits, band-aids, over-the-counter meds, PPE, Hand Sanitizer, etc.)
• Baby/Infant and New/Expecting Mother Materials (newborn & toddler diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream, other baby essentials, formula, lactation supplies, children's bath materials, new/expecting mother materials, etc.)
• Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, body wipes, flushable wipes, tissues, paper plates, cups and silverware, etc.)
• Repackaging/Moving Materials (grocery bags, packing tape, bubble wrap, etc.)
• Hygiene Items (shampoo/conditioner/body wash, black hair care products, toothpaste/toothbrushes/floss, razors, deodorant, combs/brushes, Q-Tip’s, hand soap, hygiene packs, family planning, adult diapers)
Cleaning Supplies (Clorox/disinfecting wipes, sponges, cleaning solutions, garbage bags, ziploc bags, laundry detergent, dish soap, buckets/mops/brooms/dustpans, cleaning rags, etc.)                                                                                                   • Household Items (batteries-all sizes, flashlights, etc.)
Pet Supplies (pet food, cat litter, puppy pads, bowls, leashes, etc.)
• Recovery & Building Supplies (work gloves, goggles, face shields, tarps, plywood, construction supplies, tools, etc.)
• Bulk water

FOOD DONATIONS can be made to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes at 901 Portage Street in Kalamazoo. Call (269) 488-2617, ext. 218 for large-scale food donations.

CLOTHING, TOYS, SMALL APPLIANCES, AND FURNITURE DONATIONS can be made to Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan (Locations).

Community Faith Stories

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Beyond All Expectations

Through his work career and time in the army and national guard, Paul had gained organizational skills and learned he had a heart for service.  Looking for a faith community, Paul and his wife came to Prince of Peace, which proved to be a “very comfortable fit for him,” said Paul, due to the church’s involvement within the community. 

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Inspired

 As a boy Alex came to Prince of Peace with his family.  Not expecting to know anyone, Alex was happy to see his former Taekwondo instructor, Mike, who made a point greeting Alex and talking with him.

Coming to church and learning more about his faith, Alex began to wonder how he, as a kid, could help out and get more involved in the church community.

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We have a drive through Food Distribution program, supplied by the SouthMichigan Food Bank, every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.  The distribution starts at 1pm and goes until 3pm or until we run out of food. 

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