Having volunteered in the past at homeless shelters in the Appleton area, this news story hit close to my heart. From WBAY Channel 2 in Green Bay:
Help for the homeless in Appleton came as members of the United Steelworkers in town for a conference dropped off blessing bags at a local shelter, with many bags expected to go to kids.
That drop-off site was at the Pillars shelter, near the city’s downtown.
Five hundred blessing bags filled with personal hygiene items were delivered by female members of the United Steelworkers hoping to make a difference as they recognize the 101 year anniversary of women’s suffrage.
Women of Steel coordinator Tonya DeVore said, “Part of what we do when we come together is do an action, and we chose Pillars today to do our action. We’ve collected these blessing bags from all over the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. All of our local unions donate money and product so that we can create these bags.”
You can watch a video and read the rest of the story HERE.
Kudos to the United Steelworkers and Women of Steel for their service and kindness to the Appleton community, the homeless and children in need.
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