Hamilton High School Girls Junior Varsity Basketball team distributed food Feb. 29 at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. The opportunity to serve the homeless came because team member Abby Halcomb’s mother, Amy, works at MRM.
“As coaches we knew it would be a great opportunity and the girls thought the same thing,” said Coach Ben Filzen
Each team member brought food and drink to serve along with the MRM’s planned meal. They were stationed at various cafeteria locations. After serving, they cleaned the cafeteria.
The team toured the facility following lunch and learned about MRM programs for men, women and children to reacquaint them to living on their own. In addition to providing food and shelter, MRM helps people deal with substance abuse, job skills, domestics abuse and violence and getting students back to school.
Afterward, the team reflected on their experience, noting the gratitude that many expressed to the girls.
“The experience was really great for all of us,” Filzen said.