UAW Region 1A members reach out to homeless, provide new sleeping bags


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Detroit – As a day of service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, UAW Region 1A Director Gamble and members from the region will take it to the streets and to the area’s homeless population. Many homeless Detroiters won’t go to shelters so deliveries will be made directly to the people where they live. The sleeping bags are designed to handle temperatures as low as 17 degrees below zero.

UAW members will deliver 300 sleeping bags to several Metropolitan Detroit areas following the kickoff at St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen, 4860 15th St. in Detroit.

The region is recruiting volunteers to help keep Detroit homeless warm. Volunteers should meet at the UAW Vote Center, 15140 Livernois Ave. in Detroit at 1 p.m. to pick bags. Dress appropriately for the weather. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided at the Vote Center.

To make a donation toward the purchase of a sleeping bag, make the check or money order payable to EMG Foundation and deliver to Radio One, 3250 Franklin, Detroit, Michigan 48207, or call (313) 259-2000.

(Photo courtesy Flickr user Rebecca Gaines CC BY-NC 2.0)

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