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United Auto Workers to donate unsold clothes from Wentworth Military Academy to veterans

United Auto Workers to donate unsold clothes from Wentworth Military Academy to veterans


AND KMBC FACEBOOK PAGE. KRIS: LOCAL UNION WORKERS
HELPING VETERANS IN NEED GOT A
BIG SURPRISE THIS WEEK. LARA: A HUGE DONATION THEY
DIDN’T SEE COMING, AND JUST IN
TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. KMBC 9’S KELLY ECKERMAN IS BACK
FROM UAW LOCAL 249, WHERE THEY
SUDDENLY HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL. KELLY: UAW LOCAL 249 IS ALWAYS
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO HELP
VETERANS. WHEN MEMBERS HEARD ABOUT SOME
UNSOLD AUCTION ITEMS WITH NO
PLACE TO GO, THEY SAID WE’LL
TAKE EM. WAIT TIL YOU SEE WHAT THEY GOT.>>WHEN THEY OPENED THE DOOR,
STUFF STARTED FALLING OUT. THIS IS MORE OVERWHELMING THAN I
THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. KELLY: THIS IS WHAT UNITED AUTO
WORKER DAVE GRANT IS TALKING
ABOUT. A QUARTER MILLION WORTH OF BRAND
NEW CLOTHING. HE PLANS TO DONATE IT ALL TO
VETERANS IN NEED.>>THESE ARE TRENCHCOATS. KELLY: THE CLOTHES ARE FROM
WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY WHICH
CLOSED LAST YEAR. NONE OF THIS SOLD AT AUCTION. GRANT IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF OUR
VETERANS.>>THEY’LL KNOW WE ACTUALLY CARE
ABOUT THEM THAT WE’RE HERE FOR
THEM AND THATS WHAT I LIKE ABOUT
IT. KELLY: BOX AFTER BOX, OF UNWORN
SHIRTS, SLACKS, COATS, AND
GLOVES.>>A LOT OF THEM HAVE LOST HOMES
AND FAMILIES. THIS STUFF MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO
GIVE PEOPLE THIS STUFF. KELL MEMBERS OF UAW LOCAL 249
WILL BE DELIVERING THE CLOTHES
TO VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS
TOMORROW. AND THAT’S ONLY


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