BY ASHLEY SWORD
Mimi’s Mission, a local non-profit organization based in Woodhaven, has been involved in making a difference in the lives of Downriver residents. The organization has assisted thousands of people in just four years since it was established by Lisa Missler Vilella, a Wyandotte resident who owns an insurance agency in Woodhaven.
Vilella said an intricate part of Mimi’s Mission is the role local businesses play in making the dreams of the people in need come to life. Most recently, Vilella said she received a message from a mother who said her son has Spina Bifida. Due to his condition, she has to ensure he stays out of the heat because it will make him feel ill. She told Vilella that the air conditioning in her van hasn’t been working, so she was looking for some assistance in getting it fixed after being told it would cost her over $1,200 at an auto repair shop. [Read more…]