Michigan, USA – These are undoubtedly desperate times. The economy in the U.S. is on the decline and Michigan’s economy has drifted far to the center of thin ice. Some are blaming Michigan’s political leaders for their mismanagement and high taxes, others fault the unions for their greedy self-interest. The rhetoric is tiresome. Finger pointing does little to help. So who can we turn to model the leadership we all desperately seek? The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity, affectionately known as CALC.
We may think we have it tough, but CACL volunteers will be quick help correct our perceptions should we wallow in self-pity or fictional misery. CALC has seen some of the most desperate and in need. Instead of blaming others or complaining, CALC leaders went to work. They have been diligently working to fill a portable on demand storage (PODS) of common goods to help those in need. Today and tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 23 and Sunday, Nov 24) are the last two days of a month long campaign of collecting items to help the needy.
In the parking lot of St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church in West Bloomfield, Michigan a large PODS container sits in the parking lot. Donors are asked to please help those in need by bringing new or good conditioned blankets, comforters, sheets, pillows, and mattress pads and dropping them into the storage truck.
Silently these impressive and inspirational women work as a team to help the needy in the metro-detroit community. CALC has been leading an incredible charge to help provide the comforts that we often take for granted. A warm blanket, clean dish, a pot or pan to cook a warm meal, or even a soft pillow to lay our weary heads.
Those unable to make it to St. Thomas this weekend can still collect goods from family and friends. The items should be new or in excellent condition and fit neatly in bags. Items can be delivered to a CALC Warehouse. Those who have collected five or more bags from friends and relatives can contact CACL for pick-up or delivery instructions.
To learn more about CALC and their collection efforts please click on the links below:
PODS Donation Program