Local volunteers provide care packages in Louisville


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On Dec. 9, local non-profit organization Global Disaster Outreach headed to Louisville to help those in need stay warm through the winter.

The group started collecting blankets, warm clothing, toiletries, and other essentials in November to distribute to the homeless on Wednesday morning. More than 200 homeless men and women were provided care packages as well as donuts and coffee. A member of the Louisville Metro Police Department, Milton Santós, also donated his time to escort the group around Louisville.

“This went straight to those who needed it and was a huge huge success,” Global Disaster Outreach said in a Facebook post following the deliveries. They were able to provide more than double what they originally planned to collect thanks to Jessie Durham and Cintas Corporation.

In addition to making charitable efforts abroad, GDO actively hosts and participates in local fundraising opportunities, such as the annual Mini Rubber Ducky Derby. For more information, visit their Facebook page or www.globaldisasteroutreach.com.

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