Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thank You USDA Volunteers

Humanitarian Service Project would like to thank a group of 5 volunteers from the USDA office in Lombard who volunteered their time this past Tuesday afternoon to help us sort paper products for the needy senior citizens served by our Senior Citizen Project. It’s always great to see a group of volunteers with enthusiasm, and let us tell you, these five had enthusiasm in spades. It was impossible to pull them away from the task until they had finished sorting the paper products for each of the 121 seniors in our program. We wish to thank these five volunteers, especially Wendy Ferguson who organized the event.
Paper products are a vital part of the 100 lb., grocery deliveries that HSP provides every month to each of the seniors served by the Senior Citizen Project. Receiving paper towels, Kleenex, and toilet paper allows the needy seniors to spend their modest incomes on more pressing matters like rent and medical supplies. Of course, with the monthly deliveries also including 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 3 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, 6 bags of non-perishables, and personal care products, there is a lot to prepare for the Senior Delivery Day each month. For this reason, we want to again thank these volunteers from the USDA who took time out of their day, to help us get a leg up on next month’s delivery, by getting the paper products handled.

If you too would like to help HSP serve 121 needy seniors, donations of paper products, like those sorted by this wonderful volunteer group, are always greatly needed. If you are interested, learn more by calling HSP at 630-221-8340 or checking out our website:

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