May 26, 2022

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Workers image by Clay Schuldt
Tim Rahe, Chris Loetscher, Dick Lieb and Jerry Kokesch
had been between 20 volunteers who served load donated furnishings
for Kentucky people impacted by last December’s
tornadoes.
Volunteers from Coronary heart to House Furnishing and Sertoma
Club of New Ulm assisted with loading the household furniture. The
trailer was donated by D&A Trucking with a truck and driver
from Gag Sheet Steel.

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NEW ULM — A semi-trailer full of donated household furniture was loaded Wednesday to reward Kentucky households impacted by tornadoes previous December.

The household furniture donation was a neighborhood energy. 20 volunteers operating with Heart to Home Furnishing, Sertoma Club of New Ulm and Gag Sheet Steel worked for an hour to fill the again of a trailer with household furniture. Sofas, chairs, beds and tables have been all stacked in the trailer.

The home furniture was furnished by Coronary heart to Dwelling Furnishing, a local nonprofit that presents individuals in need with household furniture.

Coronary heart to House Furnishing volunteer Steve Schneider said they partnered with Sertoma Club to set up shipping and delivery of the furnishings. Sertoma Club also donated excess toys leftover from their Santa’s Closet event.

The companies saw a want to assist individuals strike by tornadoes. Several individuals dropped all they experienced in the storm. The furnishings and toy donations ended up a thing New Ulm volunteers could offer for people in need to have.

The truck generating the delivery to Kentucky belongs to Gag Sheet Steel (GSM). The driver, Mike Steffensmeier, is also an employee of GSM. The firm will include the price of gasoline and hauling permits for the 12-hour journey to Kentucky.

The trailer is used for the journey was also donated by D&A Trucking.

Tom Portner provided the storage house to continue to keep the furnishings in advance of loading it into the truck.

Schneider reported the donations had been produced achievable by way of the generosity of the community. Coronary heart to Property Furnishing experienced a short while ago confronted an abnormal challenge of acquiring more donations than it had space.

Volunteer Dick Embacher stated the household furniture donated is of high good quality and several folks downsizing choose to donate it about taking it to a landfill.

Schneider stated they experienced to prevent accepting donations just lately since of a absence of storage room. This mass donation of furniture will let them to the moment yet again settle for even further donations.

Any person wishing to volunteer with Heart to Property Furnishing or donate home furnishings goods might make contact with them at [email protected] or telephone 507-276-6228. Income donations are also accepted at 45 Woodland Drive, New Ulm, MN 56073.

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