“Last week, we finished the roof, and the hole is all gone, and in its place is
a plaque with the names of every person who gave us from 50 cents on over, with
your name right up at the top and The Dr. Phil Foundation. That, to me, is how
you plug a hole,” Mitch Albom tells Dr. Phil. “We made up this plaque for you,
which we have a copy of in the church as well.”
In these devastating economic times, companies are closing their doors, and millions of Americans have found themselves out of work. One of the cities hardest hit by the recession is Detroit, Michigan where the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 24 percent. Dr. Phil goes on location in Motor City to talk to families in serious financial despair.
On the show Reinvent Yourself, Dr. Phil and author Mitch Albom meet with Pastor Henry Covington, who runs I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry, a shelter for the homeless. After touring the facility, Dr. Phil notes that the minister needs food, mattresses, bedding and clothing to sustain his program. With the help of Steve Davidson, President and CEO of The Dr. Phil Foundation, Dr. Phil announces that he will match up to $25,000 to support I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry.