HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spirit of giving, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced today that its employees, led by the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, raised $2,048.00 to provide holiday hams for the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg.
For the past 15 years, L&I employees have held various fundraisers, luncheons, and raffles to raise funds annually for hams for the Mission. This year, employees purchased $1,997.99 worth of hams and had an additional $50.01 left over for a cash donation. There were enough hams to fill two SUVs. L&I UC staff delivered the hams on December 22.
"I am proud to announce this donation by L&I's employees," said L&I Secretary Kathy Manderino. "For years our employees have embraced the spirit of the holidays and have given back to this community, and this donation wonderfully exemplifies that. I would like to especially commend Lori Marsh, Charlie Law, and our truly exceptional employees who took personal leave to put on fundraisers and canvass their bureaus."
Since 1914, the Bethesda Mission has been a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women, and children of all races, nationalities and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, and clothing, and offering an array of social services and medical clinics to those in need.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry