ABC12 reports on a new partnership between Flint: Asbury Church and Kettering University.
On September 26th Christina Burkhart reported that a grant from Ford Motor Company is bringing students from Kettering University to Asbury United Methodist Church in Flint. Asbury Church serves as a community health center under the auspices of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. “The church started building gardens seven years ago and is now stepping up their game with hoop houses,” Burkhart said.
Now Kettering students will help make the project more sustainable with the help of the $25,000 Ford grant.
Pastor Tommy McDoniel, Asbury’s pastor, is quoted: “”To have motivated students be willing to spend time here and teach and share, and lead, and mentor, I hope will motivate a lot of the younger people to say, ‘you know, there’s a better life than living in the streets.'”