Thank you for helping us with ordinary and extraordinary needs in the homeless shelters

We are all living the new normal. But after the COVID19 diagnosis last week, we are living an even more careful normal at the shelters. Luckily we have friends.

Over the weekend, we got a box of protective face masks from a long time friend, Billy Reilly of Fully Promoted. Normally they provide branded products and marketing services but during the pandemic they are using their suppliers to access face masks. Billy is a friend from grade school who heard we were I need and raised his hand to help.

He isn’t alone. We get donations daily. Later this week, Women’s March Minnesota is even throwing an online bingo fundraiser for our benefit.

Thank you for all you’ve done and thank you for future kindness.

In these extraordinary times, we need some ordinary things too – we need socks, underwear and meals. You can drop off socks and underwear any night from 6-9pm at the shelters. And you (or your group) can adopt a meal to deliver to use or make a donation and we’ll use it for dinner for a night. (You can donate for meals – or anything – online.)

Published by Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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