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Miller Canfield Assists Warming Center

June 25, 2001

Thomas W. Linn, chief executive officer of the Detroit-based law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., recently presented a check for $1000 to The Reverend Father Mark Soehner of the St. Aloysius Warming Center.

Linn, who lives in Detroit said "The attorneys and staff at Miller Canfield believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work. We support the Warming Center and Father Soehner's efforts to meet the needs of the city's homeless and its senior citizens.

Michael A. Alaimo, an attorney in the firm's Detroit office and a member of St. Aloysius Church, was involved in making the contribution to the Warming Center.

Located on Washington Boulevard in Downtown Detroit, the Warming Center has been in existence for about six years and is operated by the Franciscan Friars. It serves the homeless living in the downtown Detroit area by providing breakfast and lunch as well as temporary shelter during the day. The center also distributes hygiene kits and clothing. For the senior citizens living in the downtown area, the Warming Center provides outreach such as arranging for the distribution of several weeks of groceries each month to those in need. Seniors in economic distress are also assisted in locating financial assistance, and in some cases, the center provides direct financial assistance. In addition, the Parish Nurse Team, including lay volunteers, visit the elderly shut-ins in order to attend to their medical and emotional needs. In 2000, the center assisted 35,000 individuals, approximately 150 people each day.

The 260-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., established in Detroit, Michigan in 1852, has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Troy, Washington, D.C., New York City, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland; with an affiliated office in Pensacola, Florida. The internet address is