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Forge Cares supports Grand Rapids shelter for abused women

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Through the Forge Cares program, staffers at Forge Industrial Staffing work with a number of charitable activities in Indiana and Michigan.

In western Michigan, the Forge Cares team works with “Run in the Name of Love,” which raises awareness regarding domestic abuse. In Grand Rapids, the run raises money for Safe Haven Ministries.

Safe Haven, founded in 1990, provides residential and non-residential services to abused women and their families. Safe Haven Ministries helps women heal by empowering them and supporting them. It is recognized for its ability to help women draw on their faith to help them during the healing process.

One in three women, approximately 36 million, have been slapped, pushed or otherwise hurt in some way by an intimate partner at least once during their lives. Over 15 million children in the United States live in a household where partner violence occurred at least once within the past year. The number of children living in households where severe partner violence occurs is approximately 7 million.

Safe Haven Ministries helps women and children in abusive situations realize that they are not the only ones with that problem.

Types of Services

Safe Haven’s emergency shelter, Ramoth House, is fully confidential and provides case management and support for women and children while they are staying there. Non-residential services include case management, support groups, and a trauma intervention program. Some of these support groups and other programs are for the women, while some are for their children. A confidential, 24-hour hotline is available.

In addition, Safe Haven provides training to employers, schools, faith communities and other organizations to educate people in abuse prevention. An organization wanting to request such training can visit their website, where they will find a link taking them to information about how they can request training.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Care Packages for Troops Among ‘Forge Cares’ Projects

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The next time you think that you had a rough day at work, think for a moment about the days experienced by U.S. military troops serving in harm’s way overseas.

As part of its Forge Cares program, Forge Industrial Staffing participates in programs that send care packages to U.S. troops. There are many ways to send troop care packages, from assembling and sending them yourself to contributing to agencies that collect care package goodies and box them up for delivery.

How to Donate

For information on how to put together and send a package yourself, it’s best to get instructions at one of several websites — Any Soldier, which provides names and mailing addresses; OurMilitary.mil; or AdoptAPlatoon.org.

At Operation Gratitude, when you send a donation they send a package. Another organization, Troop Care Pack, sends pre-packed items to soldiers.

What to Include in a Care Package

There are a lot of things that can go into a care package. Extra clothing is certainly helpful.

Food is another good thing to send, so pack something non-perishable such as beef jerky, trail mix and other snacks. The food on base tends to be very bland, so any snacks are appreciated. Food items that they can’t get overseas are a nice touch, as are flavor packets for water, because they have to drink a lot of water out in the field that was not necessarily kept cold. Make sure that any food sent is non-perishable, and packed separately from any toiletries. Soap and food don’t mix.

Lip balm, body wash, foot powder and pain-relieving topical cream are practically luxury items to deployed troops. Lens cleaning cloths or glass cleaner can be used to clean their goggles while out in a sandy area.

Anything practical certainly reduces the stress troops face. But even though they do not have much room for clutter, some other items are great, as well. Troops have been known to appreciate video games, board games, books, movies and music.

Read more information about Forge Cares and the causes it supports at https://forgestaff.com/about/forge-cares/.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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