WEMI, WEMY Finish 20th Annual 'Help For The Homeless' Drive
April 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM (PT)
EVANGEL MINISTRIES Contemporary Christian WEMI/APPLETON-OSHKOSH, WI and WEMY/GREEN BAY completed their 20th annual "HELP FOR THE HOMELESS" hygiene drive last week.
Hundreds of volunteers throughout NORTHEAST WISCONSIN retrieved donations from 900 collection boxes at 610 area businesses, churches and schools. The drive collected a total of more than $246,000 worth of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies. The items were delivered to 44 area crisis agencies.
"We are overcome by the raw emotion of immense gratitude. At COTS [a transitional shelter for men and women], every day we provide help to those who come to us with little more than the clothes on their back. When they join our program, we give them a 'Welcome to COTS' bag filled with deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and assorted other hygiene items. This simple bag of products is the reassuring first step toward a better future. What a blessing to live in a community that cares so much for each other!" said LAURA ERICKSON of COTS INC.