The threat of cold on Saturday, Oct. 23rd did not deter the eager volunteers from our club, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and student volunteers from the High School, as we eagerly accepted clothing, toiletries, and money for the Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy. We had so many volunteers that four of our volunteers assisted with the shred event taking place at the same time in Thiensville Park. 
Connie Pukaite organized a group to inspect used clothing to make sure it was appropriate for winter in Wisconsin. As a result, Family Sharing benefited from 4-5 bags of slightly used clothing and Family Promise received three comforters. $200 cash was collected to supplement the donations. 
If you missed the event and still want to donate monetarily, you can go to the website for the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition: Click on the green button, pull down the menu and click on Afghan Refugee Relief Fund. It’s easy and you can print out a receipt. 
Thanks to all who assisted!