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Labor Agency needs drivers, volunteers, hygiene products

PSLA-food-bank-frontSEATTLE (March 8, 2016) — Since 1975, the Puget Sound Labor Agency and its volunteers have been building wheelchair ramps for disabled citizens who can’t afford to install them and providing a union member emergency assistance program in partnership with union locals.

But most know the PSLA for its Food Bank, operated out of the Seattle Labor Temple from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Friday, which is a vital resource for the community, providing groceries and other necessities to families in need.

The PSLA has an urgent and immediate need for the following:

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS during the week to help with grocery rescue pick-ups. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required. One driver is needed each day.

  • Monday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – Noon (occasional)

VOLUNTEER HELPERS in the Food Bank, Monday and/or Friday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (need 3-4 volunteers each day).

HYGIENE PRODUCTS: If you travel, bring home the toiletries and donate them to us. The type of items we are looking for: soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, feminine products, dental floss, etc.

Please email PSLA-logoLynn Nishimura, PSLA Executive Director, if you can help or if you have any questions. For more information about the PSLA, visit its website.


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