Jean Struckmeyer - Hope Lutheran Church, Terry Seraceno - Dr. Paws Inc., and Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

Jean Struckmeyer – Hope Lutheran Church, Terry Seraceno – Dr. Paws Inc., and Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at four charities and finds out how you can help them help others this holiday season.

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First Chairperson Jean Struckmeyer from Hope Lutheran Church talks about the upcoming Alternative Christmas Fair where you can shop for gifts and help local charities at the same time.

Matuaka Brown & Angel Tyler from The Empowerment Plan with Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

Matuaka Brown & Angel Tyler from The Empowerment Plan with Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

Terry Seraceno, Founder of Dr. Paws Inc. discusses her organization and explains how the fair helps them.  Then the Empowerment Plan Programs Manager, Matuaka Brown, and seamstress Angel Tyler explain this organization that helps employee Detroit residents and aid the homeless through its products.

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Chris Hervey and Justin Dunn with the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program and Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

Chris Hervey and Justin Dunn with the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program and Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

Next, Michigan Warriors Hockey helps wounded veterans through involvement in sports. Chris Hervey, Chief Administration Officer and US Army Veteran, and Justin Dunn, Vice President of Player Relations, US Air Force Veteran share the details.

Robert Boyle from the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

Robert Boyle from the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Lisa Germani (credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50)

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Finally, the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan provides bedding and furniture to local families in need.  Executive Director Robert Boyle explains how your donations help.