Residents at Clement Manor pack emergency kits for homeless

NOW: Residents at Clement Manor pack emergency kits for homeless

GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Residents at Clement Manor Assisted Living in Greenfield, are hoping to make a difference through a partnership with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Tuesday, a group of residents packed emergency kits that will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness. The project has been going on for several years and is a partnership with Milwaukee Police Department District 1.

Residents told CBS 58, they enjoy participating in a project that will help others. They were each happy to volunteer their time to pack the bags with toiletries, socks, hats, snacks, and other items to keep people warm.

"Just knowing that we're doing something good for everybody and that they all will really appreciate it," resident Ellen Bohman said is why she loves volunteering.

Phil Dougherty is the Clement Manor Board chairman and his family helped launched this project years ago. He says the partnership with MPD is pivotal in getting the kits directly to those who need them the most.

"The Milwaukee Police Department encounters people who are homeless and they see the need. They were gratified to have the opportunity to participate in something like this," said Dougherty.

The bags will go to officers across different districts to carry around in their squad cars to distribute on the go. They will also be dropping off some for the kids to shelters in town.

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