Mercy Holistic Ministry (MHM) partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento for Rock the Block Community Impact Event that brought together hundreds of community volunteers to work in partnership with residents to uplift a neighborhood. The event was held from May 6 to 7 from 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m. at the Oak Park neighborhood in Sacramento. Mercy Holistic Ministry provided showers to the homeless on Saturday May 7 at St. Paul Baptist Church as part of this event. Clothing, food and social services were also provided to the homeless.
Speaking at the event, Founder of Mercy Holistic Ministry, Berhanu Kumlao said, “It is only through partnership that we can bring better solutions to the problem of homelessness. California is the epicenter of the unhoused community and there is a huge need. I believe partnering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, we can serve better and reach out to more.”
Berhanu also affirmed that, “Serving the unhoused community is an honor for me. I believe it is the purpose I am created for and reaching out to them brings me joy.”
Mercy Holistic Ministry (MHM) is a Sacramento based non-profit organization established with a mission to serve neighbors experiencing homelessness by improving their spiritual and physical wellbeing. MHM is founded in 2008 by Berhanu Kumalo and his wife Miheret Abebe with a passion to restore and transform the lives of the homeless community in and around Sacramento by providing mobile hot showers, clothing, haircuts, food, hygiene kits and social work services. Since the start of 2021, MHM provided more than 3200 showers to the homeless in partnership with churches, government, and non-governmental organizations.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. The organization helps families to improve their shelter by advocating for fair and just housing policies and by providing training and access to resources.
Over the past 4 years, Habitat’s focused Rock the Block efforts in Oak Park have repaired over 50 homes and impacted over 2,000 individuals through various community projects such as planting community gardens, fixing fencing at the local Jack Davis Park, and adding amenities to the local Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative.
For more information, please contact:
Mercy Holistic Ministry: Berhanu Kumalo - (916) 949-8863
www.mercyholisticministry.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento: