Families benefit from donation

Union workers from United Steel Workers Local 498 at Smurfit Stone Container Corporation in Blue Ash recently held their annual toy and food drive. Their generous donations during the past month filled a large drum to over-flowing, but when the group didn’t receive any requests from union members for help they had to look for other places to donate the goods.

“I was told to check with Grace and Mercy Outreach in Amelia,” said Dave Kilgore, vice president of the union. “I knew exactly where they were located because they are practically in my back yard. I have donated to them before.”

The timing was perfect according to Grace and Mercy owners, Vicki and Rick McCarty.