Greenfield family partners with Clement Manor, MPD to provide emergency supplies for the homeless
GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It takes a team effort to help those struggling with homelessness. Just ask the residents at Clement Manor in Greenfield.
They got to work Wednesday, Dec. 22, putting together care packages. They included socks, mittens, hats, hand warmers, water and snacks.
The items were initially collected by the Daugherty family and friends. It's in honor of the late Lois Daugherty.
When her husband died, she needed something to do, a sense of purpose to keep her going and keep her mind sharp.
Her family suggested helping others by creating much-needed items like socks. And although she too has passed away, her caring spirit lives on.
"We saw somebody tell us this gives them purpose, and that's very special and it gave Lois purpose," said MPD Captain James Campbell. "It also gives us purpose, so we really wanted to come before Christmas and make sure they know how important it is and let them know how much we care about them."
The care packages were given to Milwaukee Police District 1. They'll hand them out to people who need them, and they hope those packages will also turn into a conversation starter to help these people find the help and resources they need.