The Outreach Committee has chosen to highlight the ministry of the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference (KDC) during the months of January and February. The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is a local organization that works each day to make Kalamazoo a better place to live. While other organizations in Kalamazoo meet the physical needs of the poor and the homeless, such as shelter, food and clothing, KDC strives to fill the gap for the underserved and working poor of our community. Assistance is given to those in need through the DRS (Direct Response Servants) who take the time to listen and address the needs of the individual and families that come to KDC. Physical needs that are met include transportation (tokens), I.D. and birth certificates, clothing, food, personal hygiene items, household goods, furniture, and appliances.