WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) - A Walker motel that's been the scene of criminal activity over the years is trying to improve with help from a local church.
America's Best Value Inn is under new ownership, and it's formed a partnership with Orchard Hill Church.
Thursday afternoon, residents were invited to the church for Thanksgiving dinner.
"I appreciate the church doing this," said Katie Davis. She and her boyfriend are living at the motel. "Even though we're in the predicament we're in, I still believe in people. I still believe we are wonderful humans that need to come together, and I appreciate the church doing this."
"We wanted to find a way to show hospitality and share God's love. We said there's a really great community down the road, so why not reach out there," said Laura Claus, the church's outreach coordinator.