Henry's Heros Deliveres More Than 50 Boxes to the Fort Dodge Area
The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation hit the road again this week to deliver more than 50 Henry’s Heroes care packages!
Our first stop was the Lotus Community Project, a shelter for homeless women and their children in Vincent. The shelter covers a six-county area: Webster, Hamilton, Humboldt, Wright, Calhoun and Pocahontas. “We have many women come in with babies and young children—these women have nowhere else to go and sometimes come in with nothing, so these boxes will really help out those families,” said Lotus Community Project staff member Ashley Bishop. In addition to offering shelter, they also assist with finding job opportunities, offer professional development assistance and peer support. The facility is housed in the former St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster County, a building that has a long history of service to those in need.
Our second stop was to deliver Henry’s Heroes care packages to Community and Family Resources in Fort Dodge. This was our second delivery to CFR after a positive response to our first delivery. “The response to these boxes was overwhelming,” said Michelle DeLaRiva, Executive Director of CFR. “The men and women we serve are so grateful and surprised when we give them these boxes.” CFR serves the rural areas of Ames, Boone, Clarion, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Rockwell City and Webster City.
The Henry’s Heroes boxes were assembled with items donated by the families and friends of Iowa Select Farms. Items include diapers, wipes, children’s medicine, bottles, baby shampoo, baby wash, tissues, chapstick and warm hats and mittens.