Members of IAM Local 1030 in Winona, MN and District 66 of La Crosse, WI recently rolled up their sleeves to help provide a warm home-cooked meal for the less fortunate in their community.
Union volunteers, along with their families, gathered at Central Lutheran Church in Winona to serve more than 50 elderly and low-income residents. The effort was a part of District 66’s “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” program, an IAM Midwest Territory initiative to provide continuing essential support to residents in need.
In addition to serving, Local Lodge 1030 members also raised more than $500 in donations for the cause.
“A lot of families suffer from hunger in the area,” said IAM District 66 Directing Business Representative Neil Kamrowski. “Providing a free meal is a great service to the community. Members of IAM Local 1030 did a great job serving those that needed the warm meal. Thank you to all of the volunteers and thank you to all who donated to the cause.”
“Congratulations to IAM Local 1030 and District 66 for recognizing a need in the community and coordinating a successful event,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “The Winona community is that much stronger thanks to ‘IAM H.E.L.P.S.’ and the hard working union members who volunteer their time to help those in need around them.”
H.E.L.P.S. stands for Honoring, Engaging, Lifting, Providing and Servicing.