Democratic Girls to gather for meals financial institution, household shelter

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The Democratic Girls of Westmoreland County subsequent week will acquire non-perishable meals for the Westmoreland County Meals Financial institution and cleansing provides for the Welcome Residence emergency household shelter in Greensburg as a part of the Nationwide Day of Service.

“We chose these two (organizations) because we felt they have been the most impacted by the pandemic,” mentioned Carol Mintus, a member of the Democratic Girls’s membership, which has about 80 members.

Donations will be dropped off at on the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee workplace at 903 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Monday. Volunteers will acquire donations of things and cash at tables outdoors the constructing, to permit for social distancing.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal vacation that has turn out to be a Nationwide Day of Service in honor of the Civil Rights chief who was assassinated in April 1968.

The Democratic Girls group usually does some type of drive annually, mentioned Mintus, who’s vp of the group.

”In recent times, we now have adopted an active-duty soldier and picked up gadgets to ship to her or him. We’ve beforehand collected for the homeless shelter,” Mintus mentioned.

The meals financial institution is looking for nonperishable “most need” gadgets, resembling canned tuna or hen, peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit and greens, macaroni and cheese, boxed meals like Hamburger Helper or rice and canned meals resembling stew.

The shelter’s “most needed” gadgets are cleansing merchandise resembling window cleaner, bleach and all-purpose cleaners and spray cleansing merchandise; laundry detergent, with pods most well-liked; black rubbish baggage, dish washing cleaning soap, air fresheners, instances of water and mattress pillows.

Those that need to make a financial donation can write a verify to the group they need to assist — the Westmoreland County Meals Financial institution or to Join Inc., operator of the shelter — and take them to the Democratic Committee’s Greensburg workplace.

Checks additionally will be mailed to the meals financial institution at 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626, or to the shelter at 218 S. Important St., Suite 200, Greensburg, PA 15601.

The help to the county meals financial institution comes at a time after the vacations when the meals insecurity stays, however the pre-holiday drives for the meals financial institution are over, mentioned Jennifer Miller, government director of county meals financial institution.

“Last year, the (number of) food bank drives were down tremendously,” due to the covid pandemic, Miller mentioned. “This (food bank drive) is important and is very much appreciated.”

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Assessment workers author. You may contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or through Twitter .

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