Leadership Duluth Holds Homeless Supply Drive

Updated: 02/15/2014 10:43 PM
Created: 02/15/2014 2:49 PM

For the second year in a row, the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Duluth class aims to help Duluth's population in a very practical way.

They held a homeless supply drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday. Leadership Duluth students participate in service projects every year as part of their class. This year, one of the groups chose to collect supplies and donations to help the homeless.

Jeanne Filkins helped to put on the drive. She said it's important given the harsh winter.

"Anything that we can do to reach out to people that are really living on the fringes of life," Filkins said. "Just helping them to keep warm and safe right now is important."

Filkins spent the drive out in the chilly parking lot handing out fliers. She said people were very receptive, especially when they discovered the cause.

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