Yesterday I spent several hours walking around Art Prize 2015. This is an annual art show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show takes place all throughout the downtown area; some exhibits are in buildings, some are outside as murals, sculptures in the river, and statues in fountains. 2015 marks the 7th year of Art Prize. In just this short time it has become a wildly popular 3-week event that draws in thousands of people.
I recently got connected with Hope Ministries. I had been looking for volunteer opportunities in my area. When I thought about where I would want to volunteer I felt very called to a position that would serve those less fortunate than myself. During that same time I was reading a book about homelessness in the DC area. Even though the book was fictional, I know the author does his research prior to writing and felt that several of the things he discussed could be common every day occurrences. As I started looking for opportunities to help the homeless in Des Moines I came across Hope Ministries. (Click on the logo above to check out their web page).