Express Employment Professional Presents Union Gospel Mission $2000 Check


Picture2Several months ago Angie West of Express Employment Professionals in Aberdeen was talking with UGM staff member, Laurel Wiitala. Laurel invited Angie and the staff of Express to come for a tour of the Mission. As they toured they were quite amazed at the number of services provided by the Mission and the number of people served.

One of the things that got their attention at the 40-bed men’s shelter on Heron Street was the fact that a minimum of eight loads of laundry were washed each day, all with a home-style washing ma                 chine. Laurel told them that we had looked into a commercial washer but they were very expensive – we found out later that one estimate was about $8,000 for a washer. They asked if they could help with fundraising for it, which was very exciting for us.

Every year Express Employment Professionals hosts a simulcast with nationally knownUnion speakers, to encourage and strengthen local business leaders. Proceeds from the event often go to a local nonprofit. This year the simulcast was held in April, and from that the staff of Express were able to present us with a check for two thousand dollars toward a new commercial washer.

While on the tour, Jo Koehn noticed the Mission didn’t have a sign inside the building. Jo and her husband Kevin made us a beautiful sign and presented it to us at the same time Express Employment Professionals presented us with the check. The sign now hangs in the dining room at the Mission.


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