“We don’t have these types of donations come through our doors very often, especially not to this scale,” responded Carson Eggland, executive director at Helping Services, as the nurses of Winneshiek County packed our conference room with their Drive-to-Provide donation.
This overwhelming act of generosity resulted from Winneshiek County’s Nurse-A-Palooza, held during National Nurses Week to celebrate the energy and commitment of local nurses. These dedicated healthcare professionals took time during their own celebration to participate in a Drive-to-Provide project, on behalf of the children and adults served by the Domestic Abuse Resource Center.
Nurses from Winneshiek Public Health, Winneshiek Medical Center, Aase Haugen Senior Center, Barthell Eastern Star Home, Ossian Senior Hospice, and Wellington Place collected items to pack the Domestic Abuse Resource Center’s supply pantry:
- Fuel cards
- Grocery cards
- Paper products
- Cleaning products
- Laundry detergent
- Personal items
- Non-perishable food items
“This gift will meet the needs of many children and adults who are working with our advocates. It’s amazing how little things like a bottle of shampoo or a bag of groceries can ease some of the stress for a survivor,” said Carson.
Thank you to all the nurses, not only for this generous gift but also for the many ways you go above and beyond to improve the health and quality of life in Winneshiek County.