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Heritage Serves Homeless at Cherry Street Mission in Toledo, OH

On Saturday February 4th, Heritage employees went to the Cherry Street Mission in Toledo alongside the Swanton Lions Club Leo’s teen group.

We spent about 5 hours with 15 people total and worked mostly in the kitchen.  We split into crews and cleaned out the walk in freezer, spent time working in the warehouse cleaning and organizing and had a big crew that helped prepare food to be served for several meals.  The Mission prepares about 200 meals a day, provides a safe place for many homeless to sleep, offers clothing and other needs, as well as educational and spiritual support.  They recently had 3 homeless men that completed training as certified mechanics through the mission outreach programs and took jobs in the local area.

Heritage is proud to support the Cherry Street Mission … check out how you can help too:  https://www.cherrystreetmission.org/

Wreaths Across America – December 2016

If you follow Heritage on Facebook, you already know about our December, 2016 Veterans project: Wreaths Across America.  If not, I hope you enjoy the following YouTube video that re-caps the transportation and wreath ceremony.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4TEfs-oiUQ

 

We donated 1 truck and 2 drivers who traveled 2,691 miles to pick-up and deliver wreaths to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary near Chicago, Illinois.

Heritage employees from Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri attended the event with their families to participate in the laying of wreaths on Veterans graves in very cold and icy weather.

Thanks to Charlotte Szymczak for creating the video.  Special thanks to employee Greg Cockream for sharing his family story and efforts to make it a special day for all of our participating employees.  And HUGE thanks to Matt Wise (our DOT Manager) for connecting Heritage with the WAA organization and heading up this effort!

 

Talk is already underway to make this an annual community project.