[Adapted from a Senate Democrats press release.]
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (23-East Lansing) volunteered on August 3 at the Greater Lansing Food Bank to promote community service, and she is encouraging other Legislative Caucuses to follow suit. She, along with her children and staff, distributed packaged food to those in need.
“As the Senate Democratic Leader, I want to teach my kids and encourage my co-workers to give back to their local community,” said Whitmer. “Being responsible community members, civic engagement and commitment to help the less fortunate are great lessons to learn at any age.”
As a caucus, staff members were encouraged to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the Greater Lansing Mobile Food Pantry or the Garden Project. In total, more than 20 employees logged over 90 hours of service projects. Various tasks ranged from community gardening, building a wheelchair ramp and distributing food to those in need.