On November 17th, 16 members of the service team volunteered at Ruth Meiers Hospitality House. At this event, the Service Team prepared over 200 food baskets that will be given to Bismarck-Mandan families in need over the Thanksgiving holiday. After preparing the baskets, members were given a tour of the building.
Ruth Meiers began in 1987, providing shelter services to seven homeless men in Bismarck. Now, Ruth Meiers provides over 200 shelter beds and 110 affordable housing units, alongside multiple essential services to meet the growing need across the region. What started out as a small shelter almost 30 years ago has now grown into multiple facilities, serving clients through the implementation of a transitional pathway that includes shelter and essential services with the goal of community reintegration. The Mission of Ruth Meiers is to provide pathways to empower individuals in achieving self-sufficiency.