Women of Steel ‘Live United’ by collecting for cold weather
Star Journal staff
Women of Steel (WOS), Local 2-15 members collected hats, coats, gloves and socks for Rhinelander community members and recently presented them to the Northwoods United Way for distribution.
“Each year we’ve looked for ways to serve our community, and this year, with the early winter we thought that this would be a good way to show that we care,” said Kay Bloom, WOS representative. “The forecast is calling for cold weather so we want to make sure everyone is prepared. We collected donations at Ahlstrom Munksjö for the past two weeks, and the employees really got involved by bringing in donations.”
Northwoods United Way Executive Director Nancy Sattler said it’s “great that we have these concerned, involved community members that want to make sure they do all that they can to help ensure everyone is warm this cold weather season.”
“The USW Women of Steel are Local 2-15 union sisters that try to collect and donate different times of the year for different types of need,” said representative Lindy Roberts. “School supplies, food pantry, Military soldiers, and local women shelters are just some of the recipients of the WOS collection efforts.”
The women’s efforts fit with United Way’s mission to advance the common good, Sattler added, by focusing on the building blocks for a quality life, which are health, income and education. It serves community members in Vilas, Oneida, and Forest Counties. Currently, the Northwoods United Way provides funding to 26 agencies throughout the three
“We are in the middle of our 2019 pledge campaign and are asking all businesses and private donors to help us achieve our goal,” Sattler said. “The money raised by the Northwoods United Way will be used to fund agencies in 2020 within the counties we serve.”
For more information, contact Sattler at email@example.com.