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Lakeview Correctional Facility staff donates boots to Westfield Union Relief

Pictured from left to right are Lakeview staff members Neal Gruber, Amber Abbey, Kim White, Becky Evanoff, Holly Lockett, and Cindy Erdle.

In December, the Lakeview Correctional Facility in Brocton donated 74 pair of winter boots to the Union Relief Association of Westfield which were then distributed to children in Westfield during Union Relief’s annual Christmas program.

This is the second year that Lakeview has offered to assist Westfield Union Relief by purchasing boots. When contacted to ask if they would help Union Relief this year there was no hesitation. This year the need was even greater and Lakeview stepped up.

During the month of November, staff at the correctional facility picked a boot tag off of a display built by a vocational class at the facility last year. Each tag contained information of a boot size for Westfield children ages infant to 18 in the Union Relief Christmas program. Staff members then shopped for the winter boots.

Union Relief is grateful for the boot donations. We couldn’t run our program and help the families of Westfield without the help of the staff at Lakeview. The children of Westfield will be walking and playing in the snow with warmer feet thanks to a very caring staff that make it a regular service to give to the surrounding communities.

Union Relief Association is an organization that helps people in need in the Westfield community throughout the year.

The mission of Union Relief is to give temporary relief to people who may be struggling and need a little assistance. The Union Relief Association, one of the oldest service organizations in the area, has existed since 1880.

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