Greensburg ProjectJunior League of Wichita Helps Greensburg Residents
Wichita, KS— Junior League of Wichita, Inc. (JLW) has helped Greensburg residents by stuffing a truck with items requested by the United Methodist Church in Pratt, Kansas, and donating $1300 to the Greenbsurg Friends of Education Charitable Trust.
On May 11 and 12, 2007, JLW filled a truck parked at our Headquarters. The use of the truck was graciously donated by CR & Lindsay Hall, of Hall’s Culligan. JLW members packed it with items requested by the United Methodist Church in Pratt, Kansas, including suntan lotion, sunglasses, hats, and gloves for families, volunteers and clean up people who are working in Greensburg. JLW also collected items for the the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse, including 30 cases of water, personal care items, cleaning supplies, bath towels, bedding, laundry detergent, and pet food.
Finally, JLW collected over $1300 for the Greensburg Friends of Education Charitable Trust, earmarked for the senior class of 2007. This is an educational trust already in place in Greensburg , Kansas. The money is held at the Greensburg State Bank, and is administrated by a committee which distributes funds as needed in the school district. The $1300 included an allocation from the Junior League of Wichita's Endowment Fund in the amount of $500.
Junior League of Wichita (JLW) is an organization of over 800 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since its founding January 15, 1925, JLW has contributed over $5.4 million to the Wichita community in the form of community projects and training programs and volunteered over 6 million hours. More information about JLW and its community projects may be found at www.jlwichita.org.
Attached pictures: Director of Nominating Suzanne Vaupel, and Cookbook Chair Jamie Schmaltz with the Culligan truck nearly filled with the donated items for Greensburg tornado victims.
Director of Community Council Sandra Jessop, President Lynn Ward and the workers at Kansas Foodbank Warehouse who helped unload the Culligan truck.