October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It is so important that we do something about domestic violence. When 1 out of 4 women have experienced violence by a spouse or boyfriend ~ Or that 7 million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurs!
Ron’s niece Angela was murdered by her boyfriend on May 5th 2011. It is not something that most of us think will happen in our family.
But it is because of this and too many other similar violent acts that we personally wanted to get involved.
At Allstate we are encouraged to give back to the community. Between Allstate and American Mothers I feel we did make a significant difference.
Stuff A Truck Event
A labor of love!!
By October 11th we had already collected many donations between the American Mothers group and Allstate Employees in the Draper Utah Office. We added to that in a big way as 15 volunteers from Allstate and AMI descended onto the Bangerter Crossing Harmon’s Grocery store. A total of 90 HOURS of volunteer work (which did not include the hours spent up to that point!)
A BIG thank you to Ryan Morris Harmon’s Manager and all of their very kind and generous shoppers!
The help we received from Harmon’s was amazing! They donated 4 Doz donuts, Drinks, 2 Doz balloons, tablecloths and lots and lots of help!!
The Helping Hands Committee
(Melanie Stoker, Kori Winrow, Christina Olson, Josh Leake, Tyson Butterfield)
Christina Olson’s family ~ Who could say no to that adorable little guy, or Tyson’s little girl?! They were our secret weapon!
~ Diapers, wipe ups and more – we almost wiped out the wipe ups!
We collected two ton’s of children’s clothing, Diapers, wipe-ups, baby formula, food, groceries and $500 dollars in cash!!
The work was hard and the hours long, but everyone of us felt this was a labor of love! Nothing feels better than giving to a worthy cause!
Thank you to all who generously gave
May God bless you all!!