Decatur – Union members gave
back to the community with the 13th annual Christmas Food Drive.
The UAW 751 Union delivered seven
truckloads of food to six Decatur
organizations including Grace House, Water
Street Mission, The
Northeast Community Fund, and the Salvation Army.
The Caterpillar Union members collected
over 47 hundred dollars that was used to buy canned good for people in need. Grace
House Manager, Angela Baker is thankful for all the community support "The local pulled through, the
retirees pulled through and everybody at the gate. It's not just union people,
it's also company people who deliver. We were well pleased with the amount of
money we received this year for the amount of lay offs this year. It's a great
blessing to have them come and do this for us. Without that, it would be pretty
hard to keep the place stocked with food."
Funds were also given to veterans at the Illiana VA
Hospital in Danville.