June 2 is recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day/Wear Orange. The Great Lakes Bay Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Group is extending an invitation to supporters to attend the Dow Diamond Loons Game on June 2 and asking for help to turn the center field lawn area orange! They will be the community organization for the evening and will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch, having a live interview during the game, and a table regarding gun safety for homes on the concourse.
On an ongoing basis, we collect canned goods and other non-perishable items for the Midland Emergency Food Pantry Network. Drop off your donations in the bin at our new UUFoM Donation Center located across from the office door.
In March, we are collecting small items for Shelterhouse at UUFOM. Shelterhouse provides safe houses, shelter, advocates, counseling and more (all free of charge) to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Midland and Gladwin counties. The Shelterhouse Resale Shop, located in the Kmart shopping center on Saginaw Road, accepts donations of gently used clothing, home goods, accessories, toys, books, etc. They are always looking for volunteers to help in the shop with donation processing, sales floor, stock prep, and pricing. See the Shelterhouse website for other volunteer opportunities including help with children’s activities, transportation, clerical, grounds keeping, maintenance and cleaning.