The Detroit Auto Dealers Association DADA donated a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan to Covenant House Michigan to assist in the organization’s efforts to help homeless and at-risk youth in the Metro Detroit area.

“The Detroit Auto Dealers Association is committed to making a positive impact in our local communities and supporting charitable efforts that improve the lives of those in need,” said Sam Slaughter, president, DADA,.“It brings a smile to our face knowing how many kids’ lives will be positively impacted as a result of this van being on the road.”

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The DADA was the presenting sponsor for Covenant House Michigan’s inaugural Executive Sleep Out last November and this donation is part of their ongoing support to the organization.

“We at Covenant House Michigan are most grateful to the DADA for this generous donation and their continued commitment towards ending homelessness among the youth of Detroit,” said Gerry Piro, executive director, Covenant House Michigan. “This new outreach van is critical to our mission of serving the homeless population.”

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Covenant House Michigan’s Street Outreach Team patrols the streets of Metro Detroit daily, racking up more than 15,000 miles each year, combing abandoned houses, cars and freeway overpasses.

The team offers on-the-spot assistance to homeless and at-risk youth by providing them with prevention services, food and clean clothes as well as information about Covenant House Michigan’s residential, education and job programs.

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Through their outreach efforts, Covenant House Michigan touched the lives of more than 5,000 young adults last year.