Serving Metropolitan Detroit Since 1944

Operation Refuge serving the residents in Inkster and beyond

Series: DOING THE WORK | Story 1

The Telegram News has continued on our DOING THE WORK SERIES. The series will spotlight non-profits in Metropolitan Detroit that are serving the community. This week we set down with Pastor Velma Jean Overman who is the Executive Director for Operation Refuge in Inkster.

1. Provide a brief overview of your organization. Operation Refuge was established in 2008 in the city of Inkster through our church, Christ Temple City of Refuge. This was a time when the housing market turned upside down and there were many layoffs. We decided that we must do something so we started Mother's Pantry out of th...


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