Project HELP Assists 86 Familiesby Laura Anderson on December 21, 2015
Started in 1981 to assist families in German Township that were struggling to pay their bills, Project HELP continues its mission to help people in the Bremen community. In addition to the year-round monetary assistance for utility bills and rent, food boxes are distributed in December to many families to assure they will have a nice Christmas meal.
This year 86 families received a Christmas food box packed with ham, potatoes, noodles, bread, oranges, canned fruits and vegetables, and pumpkin pie.
It takes many volunteers and donations to make this possible. Some of those that helped were Bremen Elementary fourth grade, Bremen High School National Honor Society, Indiana Carton, Harrington Noodles, Woodie’s Supermarket, Southwire Company, Bremen United Methodist Church, Boys and Girls Club, First Federal Savings Bank, Community Family Physicians, Creative Foam, various churches, and many other volunteers.
Set-up usually takes place on a Thursday evening in December, sorting the food and packing the boxes is on Friday morning, and delivery to the families is on Saturday. The event ran smoothly this year with many volunteers giving of their time, and great weather for delivering the boxes. Project HELP is very appreciative to all who helped make the Christmas season special for others!
Monetary contributions are accepted year-round, and may be dropped off at 1st Source Bank for the Project HELP account.