Thanks to Carol Ryan & volunteers, this year's rummage sale was another success. Household items were among the goodies that were very affordable. Actually, they were all the same price... free! Thank you for making our Members' day a little brighter.
Ethan, of troop 530, has organized a clothing drive for us! He sent out over 1,000 flyers in his neighborhood, and, using his leadership skills, created an assembly line of volunteers to sort, fold, and package men's and women's clothing!
Thank you for all your hard work, Ethan!
It's been a while since we blogged ...SARS-CoV-2 (aka, COVID-19) has kept us busy. For safety, we still haven't opened up our bubbler to the Members and staff, so this means that we depend upon bottles of water to...
HYDRATE THE HOMELESS!
Thank you to Hydrate the Homeless for the two pallets of water we now have! Our Members are grateful for this life-saving gift, and we are as well.
Special thank you to Girl Scout Troop 20099 from the Holy Hill Area School District in Richfield. They gathered so many items we could use like: gloves, cleaning supplies, jeans, t-shirts and more!
It's because of our wonderful community that we can do so much with so little, especially during these times when COVID-19 has presented many challenges to us. Thank you to you all, and thank you, girls! You are all truly Repairers of the Breach!
As we thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we also thank our Members who are vets, the volunteers from St. Joseph's in Grafton, and the community as a whole for making our Memorial Day Picnic possible... despite the challenges COVID-19 has presented to us.
Donning facial masks and gloves, the volunteers and staff packed up burgers, brats, chicken, potato chips, potato salad, homemade cookies, soda, and water in carryout containers for the Members. Even Mother Nature pitched in by keeping the rain away.
May you all have a safe and wonderful holiday!
On May 1, 2020, Repairers of the Breach will launch its very own online store! What will we be offering? You'll have to wait until May to find out, but we think you'll find it innovative and exciting, so mark your calendars! Our grand opening is right around the corner!
As the temperature rises, so do instances of sickness, and WEB MD shows much of the country is battling several illnesses at this time. With the added complication of Coronavirus COVID 19 working its way to Milwaukee, it seems difficult to stay healthy these days.
Our Members are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading illness because they are in public places like the library or ROTB much of the day and at night.
Will you help our Members fight the colds, flus, and coronaviruses coming our way?
We are seeking donations of kleenex (both boxes and individual packs), hand sanitizer (both large and travel sizes), bleach, Lysol, and cleaning wipes to fight these illnesses as best as we can. We have a good supply of soap at this time.
Thank you so much! We appreciate all that you do!
On February 26, 2020, six people lost their lives in Milwaukee when an active shooter opened fire upon his co-workers near the Molson-Coors campus.
Our hearts are wrenched with agony for the victims and their families, and we offer sincerest condolences. We also offer our condolences to everyone else affected by this event, as it seems disasters like this are becoming more common.
Traumatic events, especially in early childhood but also in adulthood, can manifest into mental issues such as PTSD and depression and is one reason why some people become homeless.
However, there is hope. If you are in distress, know that you are not alone. Your feelings are valid, and there are places to help teach you how cope. Milwaukee has hotlines set up and our executive director, Pastor James West, can offer spiritual guidance. Who knows? While seeking help, you might help someone else along the way.
Again, our sincerest condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy, and may our great city find peace once again.
Thank you to Stan's for their wonderful Share-A-Pair shoe drive! Because of them, we received boxes of shoes and boots, orthotics for our medical clinic, and socks! They even were so thoughtful as to include unusual sizes for our Members with more robust feet. Our Members are extremely thankful, because they go through shoes much more quickly than the average person, yet they don't have the means to purchase new shoes. Imagine walking on mud, snow, ice, and overall, putting more miles on the only pair of shoes you have. Your shoes will wear out faster, and your feet will be colder and more painful as those shoes and boots wear out. This is especially troublesome for someone who needs orthotics and who works on his feet all day.
Because of generous donations from all over Milwaukee, including Stan's Share-A-Pair shoe drive, our Members have one less thing to worry about. THANK YOU! You are truly Repairers of the Breach!