Community is a huge part of the heart of what we do. Over the years, Michael has served within his own community through homeless shelters, notably being through the Redwood Gospel Mission and Community on the Shelterless (C.O.T.S.). He has served as a Sunday School/Kids Ministry Teacher and a high school counselor.
During the 2017 Sonoma Wildfires Michael put the work flow on pause, trusting his team and helped run security at his local church for wildfire evacuees. He has traveled to Ireland and as far as Kenya, Africa to help with mission work and serve in those communities as well.
Organizations We Are Actively Involved With:
Organizations We Financially Support through APMCares
Here is an overview of a few of the projects that we are honored to have been able to donate to in recent months:
Meals on Wheels: Meals on Wheels assists seniors in maintaining independence by providing nutritious food, human connections, and social support as well as serving other nutritionally at-risk populations. They are committed to their vision of making sure that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation.
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity partners with families in the U.S. and around the world to build better lives for themselves and their children. They help families in need to build safe and affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization work transforms communities into vibrant, safe places to live for current and future residents.
I’m a Movement Not a Monument: I’m a Movement provides Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meal and toy programs for underserved children and adults in the skid row area of Los Angeles. They also serve the community throughout the year with meal events, providing tents and sleeping bags, mentoring and afterschool programs, and incentives for good grades.
Glad Tidings Community Development: The Glad Tidings Evangelism Department provides monthly missions to homeless encampments in Hayward and East Oakland. They visit 3-4 encampments twice monthly providing daily maintenance items such as hygiene, blankets, underwear, and meals. They also provide information on community resources. They work to provide high-quality and well-maintained affordable housing for families and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Beautiful Soles: Beautiful Soles was created by an everyday mom trying to make the world a little brighter. Their mission is to provides shoes for children in need. Beautiful Soles believes that no child should feel ashamed or in pain because their family can’t afford new shoes.