Emergency Survival Packs

Salem’s Signature Mission Project!

The Emergency Survival Pack program began at Salem Church in 1989. To date the folks at Salem have donated 4,175 packs to the Homeless Veterans Program through the VA Medical Center in Detroit and to the Fort Street Presbyterian Open Door Ministry mission in Detroit.

The folks who receive these packs may be without family and friends, without a place to call home, or who may not be able to get into a shelter or chose not to, or just need a little help to get though the day and night. The weather-proof packs contain gloves, socks, hat, scarf, waterproof poncho, and a hygiene kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tissues, lotion, comb, Chapstick, deodorant, Band-Aids, and wet wipes). 

We also provide sweatshirts/pants and underwear separate from the packs. And this year the VA requested, and we provided, laundry pods. Please join us in November, as we collect items and assemble the packs, to show the love of Christ to our neighbors!