Duluth, Georgia Gives a Hand to Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, Georgia (July 30, 2012) – Mayor Nancy Harris and a group from the First Baptist Church of Duluth visited Duluth, Minnesota last week to lend a hand. “I was very proud of Duluth, Georgia while personally presenting our sister City with a gift that was given by our entire community. The Duluth, Minnesota Mayor’s office commented that Duluth, Georgia must be a very caring and giving place to live”, said Mayor Harris.
Mayor Don Ness of North Duluth, also known as Duluth, Minnesota, called a press event last week to receive 675 pairs of work gloves donated by South Duluth, also known as Duluth, Georgia. Much thanks to the First Baptist Church of Duluth where 400 pairs of gloves were collected, Howard Brothers – Duluth who donated a case of gloves, and to all other Duluth citizens who donated gloves. The church was able to transport the gloves on the van as they took a group of teenagers to work in disaster relief through a program called World Changers.
Duluth, Minnesota has a population of 80,000 people and covers 127 square miles. The media coverage of Duluth, Georgia’s visit included numerous newspapers and four television stations. This good deed was widely publicized during the Mayor’s three day visit. Immediately after the press event two different organizations stepped up and asked for 100’s of pairs. “I am sure by now all the gloves have been put to use and reuse. Work gloves are going to be an ongoing need for North Duluth. I am looking for a way to keep this project going and be able to ship the gloves to North Duluth. If you are interested in helping lead this effort, please contact me,” Harris said.
South Duluth was well represented. Mayor Harris reiterated, “I am filled with pride. Thank you for your generous gift of work gloves for the “Giving Hands” gloves contribution for North Duluth.”
Mayor Harris may be reached at 770-497-5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This entry was posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm.